Barmy Army turning pink
The Barmy Army raised approximately $37,500 (£23,234) during the 2010/11 Vodafone Ashes Tour in Australia which is fantastic news and a great effort from all of the English fans who were out there. The money was raised through a variety of measures including special McGrath Foundation nights at the Barmy Army HQ's at each Test city; T20 bashes games against the Fanatics, the selling of the hugely popular pink T shirts and gold coin collections where possible. We are overjoyed that between us all we have managed to raise such a lot of money for the good cause that is the McGrath Foundation. This money was raised by all of the English fans who came to our venues, took part in our raffles and bought the pink t-shirts and for this we are exceedingly grateful. The McGrath Foundation is fantastic to work with and we look forward to smashing this total next Ashes tour in Oz. This figure does not include the Barmy Army / McGrath Foundation pink t-shirts on sale back in the UK which are still available on www.barmyarmy.com for just £21 (excluding post and packaging) and from which profits are being sent to the McGrath Foundation.
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Continuing the good work
The Barmy Army have raised money for Leukaemia Research, Help for Heroes, Sri Lanka tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, Soweto Township, Walmer Township, Teenage Cancer Care, Chance to Shine, Hampton village, Durban AIDS orphanages, the Bali bombings, Chris Cairns Cancer Appeal, The Ben Hollioake Fund and Their Future Today.
Chance to Shine
Bring cricket to state schools
The Barmy Army has been a passionate supporter of the Chance to shine appeal since its inception in 2005. We have contributed and will continue to contribute towards the £25 million it hopes to raise over ten years, a figure that will be matched by the government. The aim is to get cricket back into state schools and bring the game to two million young people over a decade.