Full house for bingo birthday fundraiser

STAFF at Scarborough’s Mecca bingo are putting their entrepreneurial skills to the test in a bid to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The workers have signed up to take part in the 50/50 Challenge which is running in clubs across the UK on November 10 and 11.

Team members will be given £50 and asked to raise as much money as they can in 50 hours as part of Mecca’s 50th birthday celebrations.

All the proceeds will go towards Marie Curie Cancer Care to help continue its work in providing free home nursing care and support for terminally ill people and their families.

Tim Stobart, general manager at Mecca Bingo Scarborough, said: “We are asking team members to channel their business acumen and come up with some money-making ideas to generate as much profit as they can from £50.

“Ideas suggested so far include sponsored leg waxes for men, holding a jumble sale and organising a special charity game in the club. In fact, there are so many ideas being talked about that it should prove to be a hectic but fun two days.”

Marie Curie Cancer Care community fundraiser Cheryl Barrett said: “Thinking of different ways to fundraise can be quite challenging and we’re always looking to do something that stands out from the crowd. The 50/50 Challenge is an innovative way to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and we hope the team members have great fun whilst doing so.”