Bloodwise Collections at Calendar Girls the Musical

19 February 2019

When We Need You


19/02/2019 - 02/03/2019

About Bloodwise Collections at Calendar Girls the Musical

Bloodwise, the blood cancer research charity, have been invited to hold collections during the run of 'Calendar Girls the Musical' as it tours the UK.

The show returns to Scotland on 19th February - 2nd March 2019 in Aberdeen. The story of the Calendar Girls began in 1998 when John Baker, husband of Angela Baker, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. John sadly passed away after just a few months of treatment. In the months following their loss, Angela and her friends at the Women’s Institute set about creating the now infamous calendar.

Through the sale of calendars, the WI aimed to raise enough to buy a new sofa for the hospital where John was treated and they were amazed when the calendar attracted international press attention. So far, they've raised nearly £4million for Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), the blood cancer charity they have long been associated with.

So far, we have raised over £50,000 for Bloodwise at collections during the run of the musical (August ‘18 – present). We would truly appreciate your help and support to continue this fantastic success to fund the vital research needed to beat blood cancer.

Volunteer Roles

  • Collection volunteer - carrying out a bucket collection at the end of the show and selling merchandise during the interval and before the show. 

  • Collection host - distributing fundraising materials to collection volunteers (buckets etc kept at the theatre) and securely banking all donations collected.

About Bloodwise

Bloodwise is the UK’s leading blood cancer research charity. We fund research to improve treatment and care for people living with all types of blood cancer – including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma – and provide anyone affected with information and support.
Bloodwise _Primary _Logo - Black With StraplineWe’re working to beat blood cancer by:

  • investing in research that:
    – develops cures for those who have blood cancer, now or in the future
    – continually improves the treatment and care for those who are living with blood cancer today
    – aims to stop blood cancer before it starts 
  • supporting patients and clinicians with expert information and advice 
  • providing a voice for people affected by blood cancer and championing their needs
  • improving awareness and understanding of blood cancer and its impact.

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