Welcome and thank you for visiting our blog. The British Heart Foundation Jersey Branch was established in 1972 to support the life saving research of the BHF. We have created this page to help Islanders keep up to date with local events, activities and ways in which you can support our local fight against heart disease.
The BHF Jersey Branch is excited to announce that thanks to the kind sponsorship of Rossborough Healthcare, its popular adult Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament 2016 in partnership with Gallery Magazine will be extended to a two day event to include the Island’s secondary schools. What’s more, the new sponsors are offering FREE official UK Dodgeball Association training to any Islanders who are able to help referee at the fundraising tournament set to take place this July.
The 2016 charity tournament will take place on Friday 8th July (Secondary Schools) and Saturday 9th July (Adults) at the Les Ormes Indoor Courts. This is the first year the charity has been able to extend the event to include a secondary school tournament. Jersey’s only official ultimate dodgeball tournament was revived last year when the BHF Jersey Branch joined forces with Gallery Magazine with an event which saw over 120 players battling out for the ultimate title, raising £3,500 for the charity’s fight for every heartbeat.
Full details on the 2016 tournament, including the adult after-party and award presentation, can be found here. Places in both tournaments are limited, so prospective dodgers are advised to reserve their teams soon to avoid disappointment.
Think You’re Tough Enough to Join the BHF Ref Squad? FREE Official UK Dodgeball Association Training for Islanders
The branch desperately needs more volunteers to help referee at their annual fundraising tournament, and as such are hosting Free UK Dodgeball Association Training for any Islanders willing to join their official ref squad. 18 places are available on the special afternoon training session on Saturday 11th June being hosted by UK Dodgeball Official, James Tuthill. To reserve your place, please visit the BHF Jersey site or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The BHF Jersey Branch is keen to help Islanders develop Dodgeball as a sport played locally. The charity already offers free dodgeball kits to schools and youth groups who wish to organise their own dodgeball event, which can be ordered through the BHF Jersey website.
Summer Parkin, BHF Jersey Fundraising Manager said “As well as raising funds for the life-saving work of the BHF, we want to encourage Islanders to live positive life-values by being brave, compassionate and driven. Dodgeball is all about getting out, being active and having some fun with friends – whatever your age! As one of our most successful fundraisers last year, we are so excited to see this event grow thanks to the help of our new sponsors at Rossborough Healthcare and Gallery Magazine. Bring on the 2016 tournament!”
Richard Clarke at Rossborugh Healthcare commented “We are delighted to be able to support the 2016 Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament and help to make it bigger and better than it has ever been before! At Rossborough Healthcare, we are passionate about encouraging people to be proactive with their health, and Dodgeball, whether you’re young or old, is a fantastic way to have some fun and get active. The British Heart Foundation – Jersey Branch, do so much great work locally and the fact that we can support them with this event means that we will help to generate more awareness of the important work they do, as well as helping to generate what we hope will be a significant amount of sponsorship for them."
Ben Clarke, Director at Gallery Magazine “It's great to be supporting a third dodgeball championships and raising money for such a relevant cause. I hope we see teams make as much effort as last year with their outfits and ball dodging!”