Bingo staff help raise large total

Team members from Mecca Bingo in Blyth have contributed to an impressive fund-raising achievement.

Sunday, 30th April 2017, 7:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:06 pm
Representatives of Grosvenor Casinos, Mecca Bingo and Carers Trust celebrate the £1.5million fund-raising milestone being reached.

The partnership between Carers Trust and the Rank Group, which owns Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, first began in February 2014.

Since then, its employees have worked hard to bring in as much money as possible by undertaking various initiatives and activities.

The group recently reached the milestone of £1.5million for the charity.

Mark Dadson, general manager at Mecca Blyth, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the efforts of all our team members and, most importantly, our customers and everyone in Blyth who has dug deep into their pockets to help us to support such a worthwhile charity.

“The sad reality is that three in five people will become carers in the UK at some point in their lives and with seven million carers in the UK already, it’s crucial that there is funding available to provide the important support they need.

“We’re delighted to know that we have contributed in some way to the invaluable help the charity offers and will continue our fund-raising endeavours to ensure Carers Trust can carry on assisting the amazing people who desperately need their support.”

Three years into the partnership, the funds raised for the charity have helped more than 6,000 carers to access essential equipment, much-needed breaks, the opportunity to learn new skills and the chance to meet other socially isolated carers.