Mecca Bingo Club Hosts Charity Event

If you’ve got a free space in your diary on Saturday then why not head down to the Mecca Bingo Club in Chester, which will be holding a Blooming Great Tea Party to raise funds for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.

There is a ‘Mad Hatters’ theme to the party, during which members will be offered cakes and drinks for £1, the money for which will be donated to the charity.

From Mecca Bingo Bernie Dullaghan said; “We are very excited to be holding a Blooming Great Tea Party to support our charity partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care and hope that many of our club customers will come and join in the fun. The money raised from the tea party will allow more Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to terminally ill people in their own homes.”

A community fundraiser for the Marie Curie charity, Siobhan Hefferman added; “We are really pleased that Mecca Bingo is holding a Blooming Great Tea Party. We’re asking everyone in the community to host their own Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care this summer. It’s such an easy way to get together with friends or family.”

The company, which as well as Mecca Bingo also owns Rank Interactive and G Casinos, has set an overall fundraising target of £200,000, which would fund 10,000 hours of vital nursing care for terminally ill patients in their homes. Over 8,000 employees throughout the group will be taking part in a variety of activities for the campaign, which will last throughout the year. As well as acting as collectors for the charity they will take part in the Blooming Great Tea Party campiagn in June and July, hold other events and also organise various challenges, such as leg waxing and completing a marathon.

A spokesman for Mecca Bingo said; “It’s very important to us to ensure that we make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate. Marie Curie is a fantastic cause and I’m very much looking forward to working with them over the coming year. Our employees and customers have set a great example through the work they have undertaken with Whizz-Kidz in 2008/9 and I have every confidence that we will exceed out 2010 fundraising target for Marie Curie.”

Tom Hughes-Hallett, the Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care added; “We are really looking forward to working with the whole of the team at the Rank Group over the coming year. I’m confident that the group’s employees and customers alike will rise to this wonderful challenge for 2010, and get their friends and families involved, knowing that their efforts will help terminally ill people spend their final days in the familiar surroundings of their own homes.”

Marie Curie nurses, for those not familiar with their work, provide free care to terminally ill patients in the comfort of their own homes, which means they can stay close to their loved ones. Mecca have a history of fundraising and last year managed to raise the grand total of £516,000 for the Whizz-Kidz charity, through and the Mecca Bingo clubs.
We hope they do just as well this year, and we think its fantastic that you can play bingo and help an important charity at the same time.

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