This year’s 18th Anniversary game between Stafford CC Barmy Army Tourists and The Rest of England's Barmy Army raised an amazing £4202 for Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Fund). This year's sum generously includes £2000 matched funding by Barclays Bank.
This superb event proved to be a great reunion for Barmy Army tourists new and old and was great fun for all involved. Since it started in 2002, the charity game has now raised over £52,000 for Bloodwise.
Bloodwise funds world-class research into all types of blood cancers. Every penny raised is spent helping to find more effective treatments for a range of blood disorders with the aim of improving the lives of those living with blood cancer. You can read more about the charity here.
Stafford CC Barmy Army Tourists won the game in dramatic fashion to level the series 9-9. Captain Micky Doran was presented The Avro Trophy by Julie Kemp, the lead Regional Relationship Manager for the Midlands from Bloodwise (see image above).
The Sandra Bozward trophy for the man of the match for The Rest of England's Barmy Army was won by Chris Millard (left) and the Richard Waterhouse trophy for man of the match for the Stafford side was won by Graham Gillis (right).
Many thanks to Stafford CC for hosting the event and the fantastic work involved in staging the event. Thanks also to all those who attended, donated money and raised additional funds. We at the Barmy Army will continue to support such a fantastic cause and are already looking forward to next year's event. Join us on Friday 14th August 2020 for our 19th Anniversary game.