Tag: Charity

Luxury Leisure Talarius turn Tickets2Wishes with £5,000 donation

Luxury Leisure Talarius TicketstoWishes
Inviting the Mayor of Hastings and Bacta CEO John White to one of its three Hastings FECs, Luxury Leisure Talarius presented the Bacta Charitable Trust with

The power of engagement

Mike Wojcik YGAM
YGAM’s ‘can do’ approach to educating young people coupled with a desire to engage with the industry is making a huge difference, according to Chair..

Buzz Bingo marks charity milestone with celebrity appearance

Jo Brand will appear at Buzz Bingo Tooting to mark the raising of more than £5000,000 for Alzheimer's charities. Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest retail Bingo operator, has announced a 'Thank You' charity event in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland to celebrate the raising of more than £500,000 in donations for the organisations. Taking place on Saturday 15 June...

Sir Roger Gale joins T2W Funday

Sir Roger Gale Tickets2Wishes
The MP for North Thanet Sir Roger Gale joined those supported by Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes campaign at Cain’s Amusements in Herne Bay a fortnight ago..

Woman plays bingo for record nine days straight

Beacon Bingo Cricklewood charity
One woman’s attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive bingo sessions has seen her raise over £3,000 for charity.

Yvette Cooper joins Tickets2Wishes family fun day

vette Cooper Funstation Xscape Tickets2Wishes
Yvette Cooper joined families at Xscape in Yorkshire recently for a VIP event arranged by the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity, supported by Bacta’s..

CHIPS confirm September date for flagship Charity Golf Tournament

CHIPS golf charity
CHIPs, the gaming industry charity that’s raised over £2m to fund a total of 535 bespoke powered wheel chairs for children with severe mobility issues, has confirmed that its flagship charity golf tournament will once again be held at the prestigious...

Gamestec supports Treetops Hospice Easter egg hunt

Staff at the leading national operator Gamestec recently joined forces to support a charity local to its Nottingham headquarters, Treetops Hospice Care, providing 150 Easter Eggs for its annual Easter Egg Hunt and helping to raise over £4,000 on the day. Donations of easter eggs ensured 500 children were able to enjoy a fantastic day, in beautiful weather, and support...

Industry gears up for charity ride

Bacta Ride 100 Rays of Sunshine
Bacta has announced that 17 industry members will be raising money for the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity by taking on the Prudential Ride London event on Sunday 4 August

Cain’s pair raise more than £6,000 for Alzheimer’s

Cain’s Amusements, Alzheimer, charity, marathon
Scott Turner and Jenny Maloney, of Cain’s Amusements in Kent, have surpassed all expectations and raised more than £6,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society - done so in the memory of Bill Cain Senior. The pair ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon on 28 March as the pinnacle of a fitness journey that has seen them lose more than nine stone...

Bacta brings in the sunshine with £11k charitable donation

bacta cheque presentation
The bacta Charitable Trust has handed over a cheque for £11k to children’s charity Rays of Sunshine. Rays of Sunshine is a charity that grants wish days and experiences to children with serious or life-limiting illnesses.   The 11k donation was generated from October 2018 to February of this year through the Tickets2Wishes campaign. It is the latest contribution by bacta...

Bacta marks evolution in charity fundraising at Parliamentary Reception

bacta, Bacta Charitable Trust, Great Ormond Trust Hospital, Charity
Bacta, the trade association for the UK amusement and gaming machine industry, has marked the evolving work of its Charitable Trust at a Parliamentary Reception. The event celebrated the fundraising work of the Trust, which recently expanded its scope to support four charities working with children with cancer: Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Teenage Cancer Trust, The Royal Marsden Cancer...

Tir Prince Fun Park assists in foodbank donation

Tir Prince, Fun Park, charity, foodbank, donation
Staff from the Tir Prince Fun Park in Towyn, Wales, signed off 2018 by assisting councillors in a huge charitable donation to local food banks. The amusements operator was joined by 15 councillors who, following a vote from Towyn and Kinmel Bay town council meeting,decided to donate their allowances to various charities across Christmas. Four members of the council spent £200...

UK government expands NHS problem gambling treatment

The UK government has announced a significant increase in problem gambling treatment funding as part of its ten year strategy for the NHS. The NHS Long Term Plan, announced on 7 January, outlined the provision of £2.3bn annually for mental health treatment by 2023, including dedicated problem gambling services. “There will be a new guarantee that investment in primary, community and...

Majestic Bingo breaks fundraising record for Variety

Majestic, Variety
The fundraising efforts of Majestic Bingo customers in the last four years have generated a record-breaking amount for Variety, the Children’s Charity. Those involved with the numerous undertakings abseiled, skydived and raced to raise a total of £132,063 over the course of the period. This has meant that the average sum of money raised per club per year has been...

Balppa celebrates year of excellence

Balppa, Excellence Awards, charity, Craftis
Balppa’s second Excellence Awards rounded off a hugely successful year for the British leisure industry. Following on from the event’s inaugural iteration the 2018 awards were bigger and better than ever with more categories that previous and of course in turn, more winners. The morning saw a packed day of education and networking events at the Drayton Manor hotel on 26...

Clarion continue to drive fundraising for CHIPS at charity golf

Clarion CHIPS Golf fundraising charity
Clarion Gaming has continued its support of CHIPS, the gaming industry charity that supplies powered wheelchairs to children with severe mobility issues, by entering two teams into the recent CHIPS Charity Golf Tournament, an event which raised a total of £40,000...

Praesepe raise charitable donation to £1m for CHIPS!

CHIPS trustees receive £1m cheque from Praesepe
Praesepe, the Gauselmann owned company that operates the Cashino brand of adult gaming centres and Beacon Bingo clubs in the UK, has reached a new landmark in its support of CHIPS, the registered charity that provides bespoke powered wheelchairs to children with severe mobility issues...

Phil Silver’s Playdium Picks

Coinslot Playdium Jukebox TouchTunes
After Quentin Stott’s recent championing of new kids in town, The Eagles, it’s time to go a bit more Radio 3 or 4 according to our latest selector. This week industry veteran, Phil Silver, brings a classic edge to Playdium Picks with some classic rock, classic beers and even some classic Hollywood choreography... Phil has had one foot in the...

NRM rise to the Challenge generating a magnificent £7,000 for CHIPS

NRM Group charity
Six members OF the NRM Group led by managing director Andrew Ludlow have successfully negotiated the 24-mile long Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge raising close to £7,000 for CHIPS, the gaming industry charity which funds the purchase of powered wheelchairs for children with profound mobility issues. The money, which was generated courtesy of pledges made by NRM customers, suppliers and industry...

Gamestec Playnation Group raise over £4000 for charity

Gamestec Playnation
Derbyshire based charity, Treetops, have been overwhelmed with a huge £4062.10 donation from the Gamestec Playnation Group. The amount has been raised through the sale of raffle tickets for prizes donated by some of their key customers and product partners, along with a charity bike ride taken on by their very own Peter Smith. Peter Davies, managing director of the Gamestec...

The Rank Group plc reaches £2m charity milestone

Last month Mecca’s senior team faced a bushtucker trial challenge as The Rank Group reached a fundraising milestone of £2m with Carers Trust. Team members from The Rank Group Plc, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, are celebrating after reaching a fundraising milestone of £2m for deserving charity, Carers Trust. The partnership between Carers Trust and The Rank Group Plc...

Pop up cinema comes to Skegness bingo hall

Roman Bank Bingo
A giant screen is being installed inside the main hall at Roman Bank Bingo as the former cinema returns to its roots for a one off film screening in aid of the RNLI Skegness charity. On Saturday 4 August the club will open its doors inviting local and visitors alike to come and join in on a sing along version...

CHIPS has a ball for its 500th presentation with Strictly’s Anton Du Beke

CHIPS charity
The UK gaming industry took centre stage recently as CHIPS presented the 500th powered wheelchair thanks to donations made by a wide range of organisations from across the sector including BEACON BINGO, CASHINO, CLARION GAMING, NRM and THE RANK GROUP. In a presentation at London’s Reform Club, Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke took time out of a busy...

Industry making “good progress” towards GambleAware target

With the industry making “good progress” towards GambleAware’s £10m donation target, the argument in favour of a statutory levy looks to be dead in the water. GambleAware has said it is making “good progress” towards funding its new £16m-a- year Strategic Delivery Plan after seeing a spike in voluntary donations from the industry. The industry-funded charity received £2.8m during the three...

Butlin’s brings seaside amusements to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street
A team of Butlin’s Redcoats has treated the children of Great Ormond Street Hospital to the joy of the British seaside. They travelled to London from the company’s resorts in Skegness and Minehead to host the Butlin’s Summer Party for those patients too ill to be transported for a day at the coast. The event offered a mix of traditional seaside...

Branch: “Why the almost fanatical war on our industry?”

The “pub” pull tab initiative is now run totally by the charities themselves. They opt to rent the machines from suppliers and similarly from ticket manufacturers. Because of the complexity of responsibility asked for by the charity applied to the public house, the charity gives the site expenses. The charity takes a minimum of 35 percent which is far greater than...

NRM name CHIPS Champion

RM, the industry’s leading independently owned gaming technology and software solutions provider,has underlined its commitment to charity partner, CHIPS by nominating finance director, Kelly Roberts,to become the organisation’s‘ CHIPS Champion’. Roberts’ remit is to help create and co-ordinate a range of money generating initiatives to fund the purchase of a powered wheelchair and in the process help change the...

Grand Pier returns as Midnight Beach Walk main sponsor for third year

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
The Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier will be the main sponsor of Weston Hospicecare’s Midnight Beach Walk for the third year running, following on from two hugely successful iterations. Last year saw 342 women register and complete the route, raising a total of £26,553.30 to support the hospice in the process.The 2018 event will take place on Friday 7 September and will...

Special needs school in Cumbria gifted with new coach

Donna Stretton and Miles Baron
Sandside Lodge School has been presented with a brand new minibus by the Bingo Association chief executive Miles Baron and Majestic Bingo Limited’s Head of Marketing Kirstie Gee. The Bingo Association funded the specially adapted minibus for the special needs school, which caters for 2 to 19 year olds with ASD, severe learning difficulties and a range of other conditions. Officially...