BATLEY Bulldogs have revealed the astonishing amount raised for breast cancer charities during this year’s Pink Weekend.
When added to other proceeds from across the year, cash raised totalled £47,496.
This means £118,500 has been raised by the campaign in six years - smashing the club’s target of £100,000.
August marked the first time the event was held following the death of Beverley Nicholas, wife of the Bulldogs’ long-serving chairman Kevin Nicholas. Beverley, who lost her battle with cancer in June, was the inspiration behind the launch of the Pink Weekend concept.
Her daughter Alexandra who now heads the ‘Pink Committee’ revealed the total at last weekend’s game at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.
Kevin Nicholas said: “We knew we had achieved the £100,000 goal which was driven by Beverley, but when we realised the final result it was totally and utterly breathtaking.”
Despite a testing year for the club, its annual awards ceremony will go ahead in the Ron Earnshaw Lounge on Wednesday evening.
The Supporters Club have been gathering votes and will continue on Sunday’s trip to Barrow.
The bar opens at 7pm with the awards starting at 8. Entry is free and all are welcome.