Past fundraisers

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Ice Hockey Tournament Boosts Funds

The BFBS Canada Big Salute Hockey Tournament involved both British and (for the first time ever) Canadian military hockey players – it was won by the BATUS REME Workshops team, the Orange Oilers.

As well as the hockey matches there was a bake sale and 50/50 draw. All that fundraising tipped the total to over C$3,000 for the Big Salute!

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We Salute You for the BFBS Big Brekkie

Our BFBS Big Salute Big Breakfast campaign week kicked off with the Hatch & Geere Breakfast Show broadcast from RAF Waddington and finished with a finale show live from HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.


While overseas, from the Falkland Islands to Cyprus, Gibraltar and Germany, funds were raised by personnel and BFBS staff thanks to plenty of bacon butties and cooked breakfasts – yum!

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Running for the Big Salute

Seven members of BFBS staff donned their trainers to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise cash for Big Salute beneficiaries.


BFBS Broadcast Engineer, James Smith took part and said: “I love a half marathon, but they normally involve a church hall, the smell of Deep Heat, and a piece of home-made ginger parkin at the end. The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a completely different beast – 16,000 runners, three Royal Parks, closed roads with glorious views, biodegradable seaweed water capsules, Extinction Rebellion sorting the rubbish; but most importantly (surely) Team BFBS raising funds for the Big Salute!”

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Flag day Gibraltar

Civilian and military supporters of the Big Salute based on the Rock boosted awareness and funds at three different locations during Gibraltar’s Flag Day. Thanks to the generosity of the community, an impressive £1,855.26 was raised on the day!

Music Magpie

You can recycle your old CDs, DVDs, games, clothes or electronics and raise money for the BFBS Big Salute at the same time with musicMagpie!

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