Making Majestic Fundraising History
We’re incredibly proud to announce that we have reached our three year company fundraising target for Variety, The Children’s Charity – an AMAZING 100k!
All 16 clubs owned by Majestic Bingo Limited have thrown their full support behind various fundraising challenges to achieve this incredible total – from the dizzying abseils, skydives, wing walks and log flume marathons to bike rides, walks, fetes and raft races as well as in house charity flyer games – the list of what the teams have done for the charity is endless.
Only recently 14 colleagues joined forces to conquer an 80 metre free-fall abseil from the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture in London’s Olympic Park. This activity alone helped raise an impressive £7.3k towards this year’s fundraising campaign!
Over the past three years we’ve fully supported Variety, the Bingo Associations’ nominated industry charity. In 2016 our nominated ‘charity champions’ were invited to an event at the House of Commons hosted by the Bingo Association to recognise the efforts of all involved since the initiative launch in 2015. We were joined by MPs and charity ambassador Angela Rippon.
“Reaching our grand total target of £100,000 ahead of schedule is such a wonderful achievement and all down to our dedicated clubs and their generous customers, we can’t thank them enough. I continue to be amazed by the enthusiasm and dedication shown by everyone who gets behind our fundraising activities. The crazier the ideas the more the staff want to get involved!
“Clubs still have until September until the end of this year’s fundraising campaign so we will see if we can beat the previous year’s total as well as the 100k. I look forward to seeing what other ideas clubs have up their sleeves for the final push.” Mark Jepp, Managing Director of Majestic Bingo
Miles Baron, CEO of The Bingo Association said “Majestic Bingo are not only brilliant supporters of Variety, The Children’s Charity, but are fantastic ambassadors for the UK Bingo Industry. Their incredible fundraising efforts are testimony to that fact Majestic Bingo believes strongly that playing Bingo is a social activity with the local community at its heart.”
Colleen Ettridge, Head of Fundraising at Variety commented. “£100,000 is a fantastic achievement and is helping Variety to give disabled and disadvantaged children the chance to live a better life in childhood. Variety’s help can often be the only opportunity some children have to enjoy the everyday childhood experiences that many take for granted. We can only do this with the help of supporters like Majestic Bingo; we are extremely grateful to everyone at Majestic Bingo; staff and members, for their continued support.”
Visit our Facebook Page to see photos taken from the events.