Mecca Bingo hall to fundraise for cancer charity


Laura Jones

A BINGO hall in Chester is hoping to get a row of full houses to help smash their charity fundraising target this year.

Mecca Bingo, on Brookdale Place, recently launched their charity partnership for 2010 with Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Throughout the year, team members and customers will be raising funds to help provide Marie Curie nurses, who allow patients with cancer and other terminal illnesses the choice to spend their final days surrounded by their loved ones.

The club will aim to help to raise £200,000 - which would help fund 10,000 hours of home nursing care.

A Chester Mecca Bingo spokesman said: “We are really excited to be launching our new charity of the year partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care. I am confident that our customers will help our enthusiastic team members pull out all the stops to reach our target. We have all kinds of enjoyable fundraising events in the pipeline, starting with the Great Daffodil Appeal, which we will be supporting from January to March.”

Marie Curie community fundraiser, Siobhan Heffernan said: “At around 10pm each evening, Mecca Bingo customers will be leaving their local club and heading home with friends and family after a great night out.

“At the same time, Marie Curie nurses like me will be arriving at the homes of our patients, ready to start our shift and give the families a well earned rest from caring for their loved one. I’m sure that Mecca Bingo team members and customers alike will rise to this fundraising challenge for 2010, and get their friends and families involved, knowing that their efforts will help terminally ill people.”

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