Weds November 16th
Starting at 7pm


SiGMA - InterContinental, Malta
St. George's Bay, STJ 3310 San Giljan

Hosted by: The BiG Foundation@SiGMA

Tickets Available


The BiG Foundation is a  grant making charity which aims to improve and enhance the quality of life of injured, sick, or terminally ill individuals globally, with a focus on the healing power of sport. Our charity aspires to improve the physical, social, emotional and psychological wellbeing of these individuals, as well as their immediate families and carers, with the provision of specialist care, support networks, sports resources or equipment, assisting access to, participation in and engagement with sports and physical activities. We also look to work collaboratively with other voluntary organisations with shared objectives.  


To help those with serious or a terminal illness lead a comfortable life and to provide the families with assistance in helping those they support


To make aware the need for more investment and development for lesser known, but as equally serious illnesses and conditions


To provide a benevolent fund for those involved in the betting and gaming industry who may have fallen on uncertain times


Thank you to all of our Trustees and Patrons below:

Leonard OBE

Patron UK

England rugby’s most capped player. Outside of rugby, Jason is involved with several charities, including the children’s charities Wooden Spoon, of which he is Lead Ambassador, and Sparks, of which he is President.


Patron UK

After 44 years in football, Scotsman John Gorman has played alongside, coached and managed some of the biggest names in the game.  Through his well-established career, John has shown a drive of passion that has resulted in admiration from players, peers and fans alike.

James "Harry" Redknapp

Patron UK

After more than three decades as a manager and with a number of Premier League clubs to his name, Harry is one of the best loved characters in English football.  


Patron UK

Guy Sangster is a guru of horse racing. Along with his brother Ben, Guy currently manages the family’s historic Manton Estate, occupied by trainers Brian Meehan and George Baker.


Patron UK

Ed’s extensive knowledge of the industry will be invaluable to The BiG Foundation and its fundraising causes.



Richard has been involved in online gaming since 1999. In a career that has spanned across three decades and three continents, he has overseen the induction of many brands and products into various market places.



David has been involved in sports betting, horse racing and greyhound racing since the early 2000s. He is now better known and respected within the football player brokerage industry, with his new venture Playerworks.


Patron UK

Jamie is widely regarded as one of the most naturally talented, UK-based Jockeys and has ridden for a number of trainers, including Aidan O’Brien for whom his wins include the 2011 Ascot Gold Cup on Fame And Glory.


Patron Ireland

Rob Hartnett is the CEO of Sport for Business. He has over 20 years experience of public relations, public affairs and senior management, largely within the sports and betting industry.


Patron USA

Sue will be championing The BiG Foundation on the other side of the pond, and raising awareness of our aims and objectives amongst our American counterparts.


Patron ASIA

Rosalind is an experienced business manager, having spent over 10 years living and working in Asia. Rosalind will take on a similar role to Sue, promoting and encouraging support of The BiG Foundation in Asia.


Patron Malta

Robert will take on a promotions role, promoting and encouraging support of The BiG Foundation in Malta, Italy and surrounding countries.

SiGMA Dinner Highlights

BiG Sports Dinner, SiGMA


Sumptuous Dinner


John Barnes OBE footballing legend


Fundraising auction




Fun and laughter



Formed in 2013 by bringing together Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust, founders of the meningitis movement in the UK – Meningitis Now exists to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support to sufferers and their families.


Restart is the official charity of The Rugby Players Association (RPA). Formerly known as The RPA Benevolent Fund, Restart was founded in 2001 to support professional players forced to retire through illness or injury.

Restart provides financial and practical support to players and their families during difficult times, including help with the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation equipment, counselling, education and career transition. Restart is also there when players need emotional support in coming to terms with losing the game they love.


The Lord’s Taverners is the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.

Their sporting roots are with the cricketing family, but they also have relationships with a wide range of other sports including rugby, golf, football, tennis and basketball.


Kinetic Foundation, a sports based charity focusing on London and the South East

Kinetic Foundation is focused on helping young people through providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacity and capabilities to enable them to participate in and integrate into society as independent, mature and responsible individuals.


The Injured Jockeys Fund was the brainchild of founding Trustee and past President John Oaksey and came about following devastating accidents of Tim Brookshaw and four months later Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers.

We wish to help fund the invaluable support they provide to injured jockeys nationwide.


The Fund was set up in memory of legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.

The charity raises money for research into bowel cancer and also works to increase public awareness of the disease.


St. Jude is unlike any other paediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers achieve life changing scientific discoveries.


The DEC brings 14 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis: Action Aid, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Plan UK, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision; all collectively raising money to reach those in need quickly.


The ITP Support Association is an independent UK registered charity which aims to promote and improve the general welfare of people with Immune Thrombocytopenia (formerly known as Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) by providing support and information to patients, their families, and health professionals.


Epilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, they are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals. Epilepsy can affect anyone at any age and from any walk of life, and globally over 50 million people have the condition. Epilepsy Action is here to support people every step of the way through living with the condition.


The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting sufferers of aplastic anaemia and allied disorders. Few people know about this disease despite the fact that it is as common as some types of leukaemia and just as devastating. The AAT is dedicated to changing this by funding research and treatment. The AAT is also dedicated to the provision of support for patients and their families in the form of their AA Support Group.

Sponsors & Partners

A massive thank you to all our partners who have donated their time and expertise to help us set up The BiG Foundation and organise The BiG Sports Dinners and events. We are grateful to ...

  • Microgaming
  • Metric Gaming
  • Yellow Digital
  • Grand Parade
  • Kiss Labs
  • Mayfair Row
  • Home
  • New Quadrant Partners Ltd
  • SaltGenie
  • Playerworks
  • EGSConsult
  • myclubbetting.com
  • Pentasia
  • AliQuantum Gaming
  • Gambling Insider
  • SBC News
  • igaming business
  • Very Media
  • CalvinAyre.com
  • Racing Post
  • Vegas Master
  • EGR Magazine
  • Online Casino Reports


The BiG Foundation is interested in hearing from charities which involve sport in some way. If you would like to donate to our cause, or work with us, please contact us in the first instance. We will endeavour to respond to all enquiries.