Lords vs CommonsTug of War


Lords vs Commons Tug of War

Join us

Join us on Tuesday 16 May for Macmillan’s House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War! This spectacular event will be returning to the beautiful surroundings of Westminster Abbey College Gardens.

You will have the opportunity to watch an array of talented teams take each other on in battles of strength and skill. The Lords will also take on the Commons in the much anticipated annual parliamentary match, whilst an electric atmosphere unfolds as lively supporters cheer on the sideline.

Prepare to be entertained by an incredible display of talent whilst you enjoy a wonderful Champagne reception as the summer sun sets on London. Unlimited drink and delicious standing bowl food is served throughout.

We raised an incredible £113,500 at this event in 2016 and we are hoping to achieve this and more this year!

Buy Your Tickets Here:

Individual Tickets - £110

10 Ticket Package - £1000

For more information please email tugofwar@macmillan.org.uk or to book over the phone call the Special Events Team on 0207 840 4800.

Please note that Macmillan has a no refund policy on ticket sales.

How can I volunteer at the Tug of War?

We'd be really interested in hearing from you if you might be able to help us with this event. Please contact Andi Hall on tugofwar@macmillan.org.uk


How do I get to the venue?

The nearest tube station to the event is St James's Park.


What are the timings for this event?

Doors open at 5.30 pm. The event finishes promptly at 9 pm.


What is the dress code for the event?

The dress code is smart casual.


Is there disabled access?

I can't make it to the event but I'd like to donate. How do I do that?

Please donate by calling 020 7840 4800 to pay over the phone with credit or debit card.


How do I support with a prize donation?

Please let us know how you can help by calling 020 7840 4800.


Corporate Team Package £6000

Enter a corporate team and enjoy exposure for your company and team at the event

  • Team entry for 8 – 10 team members
  • Banner displayed at the side of the match pitch
  • Half page colour advert in the programme
  • 8 VIP guest tickets

Team entry £4000

  • Team entry for 8 – 10 team members
  • Can be added to any sponsor or corporate patron package

There are many Sponsor and Patron packages available ranging from £5,000 to £22,000.

Benefits to your company will include:

  • Company name and logo on event invitation, tickets and programme cover
  • Full page colour advert within programme
  • Logo and link included on Macmillan website
  • Team entry to the Sponsors’ Match
  • Pitch side banner
  • VIP tickets to the Tug of War with dedicated space within Sponsors’ Marquee
  • Opportunity for further corporate signage
  • Marketing and PR opportunities
  • Social media activity

For more information or to discuss these opportunities further, please contact Rebecca Harfield on 0207 840 4800 or email tugofwar@macmillan.org.uk

Our sponsors

Taylor Wimpey


Last year we raised


which could pay for a new small Macmillan information and support centre.

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