Weds November 16th
Starting at 7pm
SiGMA - InterContinental, Malta
St. George's Bay, STJ 3310 San Giljan
Hosted by: The BiG Foundation@SiGMATickets 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:
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
We are pleased to have Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York committed as an Ambassador for The BiG Foundation. Her commitment to other charitable causes has been commendable and we are delighted to have the Duchess involved.
BiG Sports Dinner, SiGMA
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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.