Bulldogs plan second Pink fundraising weekend in aid of breast cancer charities

Batley Bulldogs will wear a pink kit in aid of breast cancer on Sunday August 16.
Batley Bulldogs will wear a pink kit in aid of breast cancer on Sunday August 16.

Batley Bulldogs will host their second Bulldogs in the Pink weekend over August 15 and 16 raising money for breast cancer charities.

Over the corresponding weekend last year, the club raised £9,900 all of which was donated to three breast cancer charities and the Bulldogs hope to top that during next month’s fundraiser.

The Bulldogs will kick start their fundraising weekend with a family fun sponsored walk at 10am on Saturday August 15.

After meeting at the club, the walkers will make their way to Oakwell Hall returning via Priestleys Bar in Birstall where refreshments will be provided by proprietor Simon.

Last year saw 75 walkers ranging in ages from three to 82 years all wearing items of pink as they joined Bulldogs directors, who wore pink tutu’s.

After the walkers return to Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, there will be a girls rugby tournament, playing for the pink trophy, while the evening will see pink pig racing and a free disco when everyone is invited to join in.

Batley Bulldogs will wear a one-off pink playing kit for their Kingstone Press Championship match on Sunday August 16, which will be auctioned off after the match.

Further events are planned during the day, when supporters will be asked to attend the game wear something pink.

Commemorative pink T-shirts will be available to buy, along with a calendar featuring Bulldogs players.