Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tag: Charity

Camelot confirms record National Lottery ticket sales

Camelot confirms record National Lottery ticket sales
Tokyo 2020 and strong retail recovery powers UK lottery growth as the amount generated for good causes tops £45 billion.

MERKUR Initiative reaches new heights

Merkur Initiative reaches new heights
MERKUR UK has underlined its credentials as a good corporate citizen supporting a charity ascent of Kilimanjaro.

Clarion Gaming confirms YGAM as first international charity partner

Clarion Gaming International Charity Partner YGAM
Clarion Gaming has confirmed that the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust, the award-winning education charity has become its first international charity partner.

Lee Willows: ‘ESG Gaming will continue my journey of learning’

Lee Willows ESG Gaming
Lee Willows’ decision to step down as CEO of YGAM, the charity that he founded, took some of the gambling industry by surprise. In his first interview since stepping back he reflects on the journey he ended with YGAM and the one he is now embarking with ESG Gaming.

Marketing executive gets MERKUR Initiative sponsorship boost

Merkur Initiative sponsorship Macmillan Cancer Support charity
Helping groups and individuals do great things for others is at the heart of the MERKUR Initiative programme which recently helped the company’s Sharon Lewis raise over £7,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

National Bingo Day almost doubles charity target

National Bingo Day almost doubles charity target
The Bingo Association has announced that the total charitable donation raised during National Bingo Day 2021 was nearly double the event’s £15,000 target, as players across the country came together to show their support for Variety.

MERKUR team members and their customers secure charitable support for local hospice emergency appeal

Raise The Roof charity appeal Merkur initiative
MERKUR Initiative was launched in order to provide support to those smaller local charities that make a huge difference to the communities they serve. Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Raise the Roof appeal fits that description perfectly.

Business encouraged to join National Hospitality Day

National Hospitality Day
Ravaged by the impact of Covid-19, the hospitality sector is bouncing back in a nationwide celebration taking place on 18 September. National Hospitality Day has been launched to maintain the momentum of staycation for this year and beyond

GambleAware commits £4m to launch first academic research hub

GambleAware commits to launch academic research hub
GambleAware will commit £4 million in funding to the UK’s first academic research hub specialising in gambling harms research.

MERKUR Initiative confirms first set of community recipients

MERKUR Group Initiative
Progressive businesses are reaching out to engage with organisations and good causes that are active in their local communities. The MERKUR Initiative scheme has selected the first seven endeavours to benefit from its funding and support programme.

Full house! – Bongo’s Bingo returns to full capacity

Bongo's Bingo returns to full capacity
As the government’s Coronavirus restrictions officially ended on 19 July, Bongo’s Bingo marked the occasion with a special full-capacity live event at Content in Liverpool.

Industry veteran Dave Orton died last week

Dave Orton Bacta Bikers
At the age of 78, Dave Orton, a popular character within the UK machines industry, has passed away. With over half a century of service to his name, the ex-Associated Leisure and Reel Controls MD and key charity fundraiser, is remembered by former Coinslot editor and long standing friend David Snook.

Age UK calls on government to introduce Universal Service Obligation to guarantee access to cash

Age UK cash shopping report
In its new report ‘Short-changed: How the decline of cash is affecting older people’, charity Age UK warns that being cut off from cash and banking services is tantamount to being excluded from society

Bingo Association presents 34th Sunshine Coach

Variety Sunshine Coach Bingo Association
The Bingo Association has presented its 34th Sunshine Coach to Rowan Tree Primary school in Atherton, a special needs school nominated by BJ’s Bingo.

After a £2m investment Skegness Pier and Fantasy Island can finally welcome the public

Skegness Pier Fantasy Island investment
After 12 months of refurbishment work and £2m of investment, The Mellors Group has fully reopened Skegness Pier and Fantasy Island, complete with a range of new attractions and hospitality offerings.

Whitehouse Leisure raises over £10,000 for NHS Charities Together

Whitehouse Leisure,NHS Charities Together
Following the launch of its NHS “Thank You” bear and bag clip range last year, Whitehouse Leisure has raised over £10,000 for NHS Charities Together.

Bacta members raise a smile

Miles for Smiles charity barometer
The bacta ‘Smile Makers’ are making marvellous progress with a staggering 35,479 miles as we went to press.

Merkur Initiative will help hundreds of local communities and good causes

Merkur Initiative 360 programme
Getting to the heart of the communities that they serve is the driver behind the latest venue-based programme from Gauselmann UK.

Miles for Smiles enters sixth week of fundraising

Miles for Smiles week six
With the Miles for Smiles fundraising initiative now entering its sixth week, the team behind the campaign are calling on the public to support the 171 “Smile Makers” still notching up the miles by donating what they can.

Miles for Smiles: The race is on

The Miles for Smiles initiative enters its second week with the industry getting extremely physical. Steph Norbury provides the run-down.

Miles for Smiles makes its move

Miles for Smiles
The first week of Miles for Smiles has been epic - with over 140 ‘smilers’ signed up 34 industry teams of 4 - with Inspired fielding 11 teams and iFun Amusements in Herne Bay signing up four teams as well!

Bacta fires starting pistol on Miles for Smiles campaign

Miles for Smiles Bacta Tony Glanville
Bacta has launched Miles for Smiles, a new keep fit initiative inviting members to enjoy a bit of “healthy competition” during February and March.

Lane7 brings Christmas festival to North Shields

Lane7 Christmas festival North Shields
Bowling operator Lane7 has announced its Gutterball site in North Shields will play host to Lost in Wintertown, a Covidsafe outdoor Christmas festival opening on 4 December.

Mecca “delighted” to re-open Welsh clubs

Mecca Bingo re-opened Wales
With Wales coming out of a 17-day lockdown on 9 November, Mecca Bingo has expressed its delight in welcoming regulars back to its Swansea and Wrexham bingo halls.

Rays of Sunshine continues good work with Bacta support

Rays of Sunshine continuing support
Rays of Sunshine has been continuing to support seriously and terminally ill this year despite the pandemic, fuelled by donations from Bacta’s Charitable Trust.

Weston Pier joins Every Child Needs Christmas appeal

Weston Grand Pier charity xmas
Weston Pier has signed up as one of three local drop off points for the Every Child Needs Christmas toy donation appeal, promising to match each gift donated.

Praesepe makes five-figure donation to GambleAware

Tony Boulton Praesepe donation GambleAware
Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann UK portfolio of low stake gambling entertainment brands, has underlined its’ social responsibility credentials making a second £28,000 contribution of 2020/21 to GambleAware, the charity charged with delivering the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.

“Ultimate gamers playground” opens to public in Redditch

Redditch gamers arcade
A host of popular old machines used by a youth and community project in Redditch has opened its impressive gaming floor up to the public to help raise funds for the charity.

Inspirational Lived Experience leaders joining forces

YGAM Betknowmore Lee Willows Frankie Graham
Lee Willows and Frankie Graham are former gambling addicts who at their lowest, both battled with suicidal thoughts. They have since dramatically transformed their lives and now lead the two hugely respected charities - YGAM and Betknowmore

Southend MP joins Adventure Island staff for charity shift

Southend MP joins Adventure Island staff for charity
Adventure Island welcomed a new volunteer staff member last week in the form of James Duddridge MP, who spent the day assisting on the Axis roller coaster.