Eyes down to give purses for nursing

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A LOCAL bingo club has joined forces with a cancer charity to support hard-working nurses.

Team members at Mecca Blyth have launched a fundraising initiative to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The month-long campaign, called Purses for Nurses, asks for donations of unwanted handbags, manbags, purses and wallets.

People have been asked to drop off donations, which can be sold in Marie Curie’s shops, at Mecca clubs across the UK.

Money raised will support Marie Curie nurses in providing more free care at home to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses.

Andy Hubbard, general manager at Mecca Blyth, said: “We’re calling for people in Blyth to really get behind our Purses for Nurses campaign this November.

We have a collection bin set up at the front of the club so people can easily just pop in and drop off their donation.”

Hannah Chauhan, from Marie Curie Cancer Care, added: “We are really excited about this new campaign with Mecca Clubs and will be encouraging everyone to get behind us.

Mecca team members have done a fantastic job already in raising money for our charity since the start of the partnership in 2010 with a total raised of more than £500,000.”

Get behind the campaign using the hashtag #pursesfornurses or visit http://blog.meccabingo.com