BOHEMIANS will once again be partnering with St Peter’s Hospice for the 2022 season.
The Bristol & District club have been long term supporters of the hospice but last year went one step further by using the St Peter’s Hospice logo on their playing shirts.
A percentage of all shirt sales was given to the charity and various other fundraising activities including 10k’s, Jenka nights, and fines from “poor” performances which raised just over £1,400.
This year they have agreed to continue the partnership, and they are going to try and beat the previous total.
Chairman Steve Lewis said:
“Given the last 24 months have been difficult for lots of charities, we wanted to give thanks to the great work St Peter’s Hospice has done in the community over the years and support them in this way.
“We had tremendous feedback from people after seeing the logo on our shirts and commenting on how the hospice had helped them in times of need. It was an easy decision to continue to try and do our bit.”
St Peter’s Hospice cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, serving Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and parts of Bath and North East Somerset. The hospice provide most of their support in the community in the homes of patients but also have an Inpatient Unit at Brentry.
All the hospice’s services are provided free of charge with most of the funding coming through their shops, fundraising events and donations.
Community Fundraiser Sophie Cullinane said:
“It’s wonderful to have the support of Bohemians for another year. We’re so grateful that our community is coming together to help the hospice at a time when it matters most.”
The club has set up a Just Giving page to co-ordinate all their fundraising activities for St Peter’s Hospice where any contributions are welcome: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bohs
Bohemians, who are based in Filton, run two Saturday sides in the Bristol & District League as well as both ‘All Stars’ and ‘Dynamo’s Cricket’ for boys and girls aged five to 11 of all abilities, giving local children a great introduction to cricket.
For details of how to join the club, contact Mike Joy on 07811 840008.