“Bingo is a community” – Glasgow Mecca leads local support

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Staff at Mecca Bingo in Glasgow’s East End have teamed up with a number of local charities and organisations to help provide food and support to the area’s elderly and in need.


Employees at the Forge Retail Park are providing free lunches to NHS staff, delivering care packages to vulnerable families, and providing food to care homes across Hamilton.

“We just feel we have a duty of care to our regulars who often come in their hundreds to the bingo,” GM Paul McGlinchey told the Glasgow Times. “We have a close relationship with our more regular customers and it is important to make sure they are okay.”

“The bingo is a community and it is where many come together and spend time with their friends, which they are unable to do right now.”

The bingo hall has partnered with the Blue Light Card to deliver free meals via Uber Eats to NHS and frontline staff, and are working closely with Glasgow Covid Mutual Aid to deliver support packages, as well as joining Covid-19 Warriors to provide food to care homes.

“Our average age of customer is around 60 to 70, and we feel we have a duty of care,” added McGlinchey.

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