The Sky’s the limit for Majestic fundraising launch
Thrill-seekers from Majestic Bingo Limited are taking their fundraising to new heights this year.
Fouteen representatives from nine clubs across the UK and team members from their Head Office base in Spalding, Lincolnshire, are joining forces to conquer an 80 metre free-fall abseil from the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture in London’s Olympic Park.
Colleagues will travel from as far afield as Barrow in Furness and Durham in the North for the event taking place on Saturday 27 May.
Over the past two years Majestic has supported the Bingo Associations’ nominated industry charity Variety, the Children’s Charity, and in throwing its full weight behind the campaign has successfully raised in excess of £70,475.
The charity abseil will kick off proceedings for this year’s campaign. Clubs are now selling the Variety Smurf character gold heart pin badges as well as coming up with their own creative ideas to raise as much money as possible during the summer months until the September deadline. Majestic Bingo hopes to raise in excess of £30,000 this year to bring their overall total to £100,000.
Mark Jepp, Managing Director of Majestic Bingo, said: “The enthusiasm and dedication shown by staff who get behind these initiatives each year continues to amaze me. We’ve had wing walking, skydiving and now this! Having delivered the largest average amount for charity raised by clubs in the industry for two consecutive years, we hope we can beat our previous targets and bring our grand total to in excess of £100,000 in 2017.
A summer of cycling challenges are also planned for Paul Dearlove, National Machines Manager and cycling enthusiast getting in the saddle. He will be representing Variety in the Prudential RideLondon 100mile event in July as well as completing the Coast to Coast in May and Birmingham and Selby 100 miles sportives, clocking up over 600 miles for the cause.
Paul said “To make this year’s events more meaningful I’m dedicating my racing to making a difference to the lives of others. I’m looking forward to getting on two wheels and seeing how much I can raise for this worthy cause.”
Colleen Ettridge, Head of Fundraising, said “Variety, the Children’s Charity, cannot thank Majestic Bingo clubs, staff and customers enough for their wonderful support. They have raised vital funds and awareness for Variety’s cause, supporting sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children across the UK. We are very much looking forward to working with the clubs going forward.”
Help raise money for this great cause by donating directly to our fundraising page.