Summer may now be a thing of the past but as the season and leaves start to change, Bedford Blues are preparing to welcome the female of the species along to Goldington Road for the fifth annual Ladies Day on Saturday October 20 when Stirling come to town in the British & Irish Cup.
It was 2007 when the Blues first turned pink to raise funds for breast cancer charities and this year the club will be donating to Cancer Research UK, via their Bedford High Street shop. They’ll be on hand to answer any queries you may have whilst also collecting donations and running the raffle.
As always there will be a host of offers available on the day including:
• Two-for-one entry for all ladies
• Free glass of rose wine and nibbles in the marquee for the girls
• Prizes for the best dressed presented by the players post-match
• Special auction items
Ladies attending the game will also have the opportunity for a bit of pampering as staff from 5th Avenue Hair and Beauty Spa will be on hand to offer nail painting, threading, hot mitten treatments, shoulder massage, GHD curls or beach waves for a mere £5 donation to Cancer Research UK.
Bedford Blues director of rugby Mike Rayer said: "Ladies Day is always great fun and has become a firm favourite for the supporters. It's also a fantastic opportunity for us to have a bit of fun with our fans.”
"So many of our fans will know or have known someone who has been affected by Cancer and it is important that we show our backing to the fantastic work that is carried out by Cancer Research UK.”
One in three people in the UK will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. On average, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes and dealing with this diagnosis can be a confusing, lonely and frightening time not only for the person diagnosed, but for their partner, family and friends. But thanks to the work carried out by organisations like Cancer Research UK, survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years and Bedford Blues are proud to support such a cause.
Gates open on Saturday 20th October at 12pm for the Ladies Day with the game against Stirling kicking off at 3pm