In memory of Debbie Broderick

1951 - 2007

So far we have raised


Deb was the absolute centre of our family: beloved wife of Paul, and cherished mum to Polly and Tessa. She was an inspiration to us and to others who knew her, both because of her energy, wisdom and attitude to life, and also because of how she dealt with her illness with such integrity and determination.

We lost her to breast cancer in September 2007 at the age of 56, and there isn't a day that goes by where we don't think about her or think, "What would she have done in this situation?" She had such a big personality, and held her head high right until the end, and it's that positive attitude that we want to honour by raising as much money as we can for the Debbie Broderick Pink Ribbon Tribute Fund.

Research gave our mum a few precious extra months with us, and we hope that in the future research will help towards giving other people their lives back. We want to do everything we can to contribute to that, in her memory.

Polly Barnes Fund holder


Wayne Barnes appearance fee from Rugby Tonight & London Double Header


6 September 2017

Tracy Van Ross


8 August 2017

Caroline Stickley


29 June 2017


This donation was raised by the members of the West Region of The London Society of Rugby Football Union Referee's at their 2016/2017 end of season dinner. Many thanks to Wayne Barnes for his attendance & donated raffle prizes. Best wishes to Polly & children.


29 June 2017


Wayne Barnes appearance fee from Rugby Tonight


14 June 2017


Part of the money raised at Lydney RFC on 30th April. Thank you everyone!


23 May 2017

Polly and Wayne Barnes

Loved hearing about the charity rugby match series. Didn't know WB plays at lock.


21 May 2017

Julian Millo

Best wishes in your efforts to raise money to tackle this dreadful disease.


2 May 2017


Dear Wayne and Polly, hope the weekend was a huge success. Sorry I couldn't be there but looking forward to next year. Fantastic cause.


2 May 2017