Blues ready to turn Bedford pink for Ladies’ Day extranaganza

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Bedford Blues have announced that this season’s Ladies Day will be held on Saturday, October 18 against Welsh side Cross Keys in the British and Irish Cup.

Summer may now be a thing of the past, but as the season and leaves start to change, Goldington Road is preparing to welcome the female population of the region for the Blues’ annual Ladies Day as the club attempts to turn Bedford pink.

It was 2007 when the Blues first turned pink to raise funds for breast cancer charities and this year the club will once again be donating to the cause as they invite Bedford’s female fans through the gates to help show their support for Cancer Research UK.

As always there will be a host of offers available on the day including:

- Two-for-one ground entry for all ladies.

- Free glass of rosé wine and nibbles in the marquee for the girls.

- Prizes for the best dressed presented by the players post match.

- Beauty treatments will be available for just £5 each courtesy of 5th Avenue with money raised donated to the charity of the day.

- Special auction items up for grabs including limited edition one of a kind jersey, pre-match warm up tops, partner donated gifts including spa days and a host of other exciting prizes.

The Blues Marquee will be the place to be with rosé pouring, canapés served and a variety of other surprises and sweet treats to look forward to.

Hospitality is still available from £25 per person (match day tickets not included) and will sell out quickly so email melissa@bedfordrugby.co.uk today to book your spot.

While the players will be wearing their new home jersey with themed pink socks, they will be sporting charity pink warm up tops which will be available throughout the day to purchase and show your support.

Bedford Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: “Ladies Day is always great fun and has become a firm favourite for the supporters. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for us to have a bit of fun with our fans.

“So many of our fans will know or have known someone who has been affected by cancer and it is important that we show our backing to the fantastic work that is carried out by these charities.

“One in three people in the UK will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. On average, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes and dealing with this diagnosis can be a confusing, lonely and frightening time not only for the person diagnosed, but for their partner, family and friends.

“But thanks to the work carried out by organisations like Cancer Research UK, survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years and Bedford Blues are proud to support such a cause.”

Gates open on Saturday, October 18 at 12pm for the Ladies Day with the game against Cross Keys kicking off at 3pm.

Please note: Tickets are available online, but to claim buy one get one free ladies tickets you will need to pay on the gate. Hospitality is available by calling the Club on 0871 871 1886 and for all other planned activities on the day, please keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter.