Supporting charities

Each year, the incoming president of the BPAA selects a charity or organisation that will be supported by our sports and social activities. See below for details of the current charities the BPAA are proudly supporting.

Malcolm Gunter Foundation

Malcolm Gunter Foundation

In May 2017 our dear friend Malcolm Gunter was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease – a most devastating and misunderstood condition. Just 12 months later, in May 2018 Malcolm passed away. 100% of all monies raised will be utilised in supporting sufferers of MND with their physical and emotional needs, and research into the disease . We have established The Malcolm Gunter Foundation to ensure appropriate oversight of donations and contributions and are grateful for any support you feel able to provide.

The Foundation was set up under Trust in April 2018 with the following objectives:

  • To provide financial assistance to sufferers of MND to include specialist medical (including equipment) or nursing care;
  • To meet costs associated with practical, emotional or other support for Malcolm’s family;
  • To provide support to other sufferers of MND and their families;
  • To make grants to charities involved in the field of research into MND or the support of people suffering from MND or their families
Childrens Hospice South West

Children’s Hospice South West

For more than 30 years Children’s Hospice South West has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services.

We are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of our three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family. We provide care and support to families living in the South West, who have children with life-limiting conditions. We provide specialist palliative care, respite for the whole family, a sibling service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed. We welcome referrals from anyone.

Total amount raised for charity since 2014:

£175,305

Years of fundraising success

Over the years we have raised money for a variety of charities which is summarised with the below:

Year 2022
Amount £21,595
Year 2020/21
Amount £6,000
Year 2020/21
Amount £6,000
Year 2019
Amount £40,000
Year 2018
Amount £19,950
Year 2017
Amount £12,500
Year 2017
Amount £12,500
Year 2016
Amount £11,250
Year 2016
Amount £11,250
Year 2015
Amount £8,670
Year 2015
Amount £8,670
Year 2014
Amount £8,460
Year 2014
Amount £8,460