Staff at Mecca Bingo clubs across Britain have enjoyed a well-deserved celebration after making their contribution to a national campaign that has raised £1.8m for the Carers Charity.
Mecca Bingo employees across the country have been celebrating after raising £1.8m for the charity Carers Trust. The Rank Group, which owns Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, began its partnership with Carers Trust in 2014. Since then, staff at Mecca Bingo halls around the country have been taking part in activities and fundraising to help raise money and awareness for the charity.
Among those leading the local club charge is Lynne Butterworth, general manager at Mecca Sunderland, who said: “We’re incredibly proud of the efforts of all or our team members, our customers, and everyone who has dug deep into their pockets to help us to support such a worthwhile charity.”
The money raised will go towards Rank Care Grant Funds that were founded to give financial support to carers who are 16 and older. The charity hopes to use the money to alleviate some of the stress and isolation felt by carers because of their role.
Butterworth said the staff were delighted to know that they had contributed to the “invaluable help” the charity offers and confirmed they will continue their fundraising endeavours for Carers Trust in the future.
Giles Meyer, chief executive of Carers Trust, said: “We are overwhelmed by the fundraising efforts of Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo. They have gone above and beyond once again and we’re delighted to continue our partnership into 2018.”
Over 8,500 carers have already benefited from funds raised in the partnership, giving them the ability to meet other in similar situations, take a break, learn new skills and gain access to equipment.
Meyer added: “Three in five of us will become carers at some point in our lives, and with seven million carers in the UK already, staff’s fundraising plays a crucial part in providing the support carers desperately need.”