Tag: Charity

Bacta celebrates charity landmark through #Tickets2Wishes

James Miller #Tickets2Wishes Funstation
Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes initiative has proved to be a hugely successful partnership between the trade association and one of its key beneficiaries, the..

Flutter charity partnership under fire

Flutter charity Samaritans partnership
A charity partnership between the Samaritans and Flutter Entertainment has come under fire from MPs, despite the operator stating it is “keen to learn”..

E-Service flies the industry flag at largest ever CHIPS Charity golf day

CHIPS Charity Golf Tournament
he UK gaming community has once again hit a hole in one for children’s charity CHIPS a record 120 golfers supporting the annual CHIPS Charity golf...

Flamingo Amusements hosts VIP fun day for Tickets2Wishes

Tickets2Wishes Flamingo Amusements
Flamingo Amusements on Hastings seafront hosted a VIP fun day on 7 September to celebrate Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes campaign, organised for local families.

HB Leisure doubles donations as chairman conquers Kilimanjaro

Tim Batstone HB Leisure Kilimanjaro
HB Leisure has announced it is to match all funds raised in support of its chairman Tim Batstone, after he climbed the 19,341ft Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Rays of Sunshine.

Mumbles Pier welcomes Carolyn Harris MP for Tickets2Wishes fun day

Mumbles Pier fun day Tickets2Wishes
Mumbles Pier hosted a VIP fun day on 9 August, welcoming local families granted a wish by Rays of Sunshine through Bacta’s Tickets2Wishes initiative for an exclusive day out.

Pedal power wins the day as Bacta cyclists target £10k charity total

bacta cyclists RideLondon
The Bacta Charitable Trust is accelerating towards its fundraising target of £10,000 after 14 intrepid cyclists completed the recent Prudential RideLondon

Merkur celebrate fantastic support for Bacta Charitable Trust with a smile

Praesepe Bacta Charitable Trust presentation
Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann Group whose famous UKfacing brands include Blueprint Gaming, Betcom Games and Regal Gaming and Leisure, has celebrated its exciting and dynamic relationship with the Bacta Charitable Trust with a cheque presentation totalling £20,000.   The five figure sum, presented by Praesepe COO, Mark Schertle was received by Bacta chief executive John White alongside representatives from the...

Cromer Pier dance show raises thousands for charity

Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre
A charity dance event held at Cromer’s Pier Pavilion Theatre recently has resulted in organisers Marlene’s School of Dancing presenting two local mental health charities..

Bingo Association donates Sunshine Coach to Wolverhampton school

Bingo Association Sunshine Coach
The Bingo Association has donated a Variety Sunshine Coach to pupils at Lamswood school in Wolverhampton, the 28th donated by association in the past four years.

Bandai Namco: High wire act for hospice charity

bandai namco charity
An intrepid of the BANDAI NAMCO warehouse team is taking on a charity high wire act to raise money for The Myton Hospices. Jan Waterhouse, team leader at the BANDAI NAMCO Wellesbourne Warehouse is challenging himself to complete a 135-metre long zip wire to raise money for The Myton Hospices. The challenge, which is not for the faint of heart, will...

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...