A Majestic night at the Ritz
A new fundraising record had been achieved thanks to the efforts of staff and customers across all 16 clubs owned by Majestic Bingo Limited.
As this year’s star performers, Castleford based club Ritz Bingo were chosen to host the cheque presentation on 9th November handing over £38,475 to Variety, the Children’s Charity – the result of five months of fundraising up and down the country.
The total announced by Majestic Bingo is over £6k (19%) more than the amount raised in 2015 and the biggest average per club in the industry.
Clubs have got behind the charity by undertaking various fund raising activities since May, from raft races to jumping out of planes, sponsored walks and runs, indoor bike challenges and the customary family fun days enjoyed by the young and old enjoyed in equal measure.
Castleford based club Ritz Bingo raised the most amount across the whole company, totalling £7,543.66 – almost a fifth of the total collected for 2016.
Representatives from Majestic Bingo Limited and Variety Children’s Charity were also joined on the night by the Bingo Association which represents 99% of all UK retail bingo clubs. They selected Variety as their nominated in 2015 with the aim of raising half a million across the industry in two years.
Variety will soon be using this income to fund appeals, helping even more disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.