LOCAL WOMEN AND GIRLS FUNDRAISING FOR BREAST CANCER CARE THROUGH A CELEBRATION OF SPORT
Chorley School Sport Partnership hosted their annual Women and Girls (WaGs) Netball Festival to encourage the local Women and Girls of Chorley to Get Active and to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, the UK's leading provider of breast cancer information and support. Women and Girls in Chorley have been highlighted as having the lowest rates of participation in sport and healthy activity in all of Lancashire! To raise awareness of the importance of getting the minimum 3 x 30 minutes of exercise per week as well as raising money for a good cause, the Chorley School Sport Partnership have organised several activities which included the WaGs Netball Tournament on 12 May at Holy Cross High School, along with a forthcoming Rounders Tournament scheduled for Saturday 7th July, again at Holy Cross.
The Netball Festival was a great turn out with 19 teams entering; it was a fantastic day despite the weather, it was a round robin where every team had the chance to play everyone, the team with the most points won.
The Winning team where Chorley Magpies followed by Meerkats the runner ups and 3rd Place who where the hotshots.
The Chorley Partnership Staff would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the event, to the volunteers who helped on the day, to all the business who donated prizes for the raffle and to Marshalls the florists who donated a big bunch of flowers to each member of the winning team.
Murray Lindo, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Breast Cancer Care said:
“We are delighted that Chorley is organising these events to support Breast Cancer Care. Every contribution makes a difference and funds raised will go towards ensuring that Breast Cancer Care can continue to offer vital support to women and men with breast cancer, their families and friends.”
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer among women in the UK. Every week, over 800 people receive the devastating news that they have breast cancer. Breast Cancer Care aims to be there for every one of them, their family and their friends.
For information about the forthcoming rounder tournament or any Chorley School Sport Partnership Activity please contact the office on 01257 418862.