Here at Mecca Bingo,
we’ve been working with Carers Trust for six years, a wonderful charity that
helps those who look after the most vulnerable in our society.
Now more than ever, we need to come together as a nation and a community to help and support each other. These are tough times, but with generosity and kindness we know we’ll make it through and see good times again.
With that in mind, we thought we’d tell you a little more
about Carers Trust and how you can get involved. This is a charity very close
to our hearts, as we know many people in the Mecca community are carers.
Who is Carers Trust?
Established in 2012, Carers Trust aims to improve the
support and recognition of anyone caring – unpaid – for a loved one, as well as
providing access to services to help them in their day-to-day lives.
They do this in all sorts of ways. From working partners
around the country to provide replacement care, to providing grants to help
carers have a life of their own. They also have a wealth of advice, information
and emotional support that carers can access.
To find out more about the wonderful work the charity does,
or to reach out for help and advice if you are a carer yourself, visit the Carers Trust website.
How we’ve helped
We first got involved with Carers Trust back in February
2014, and we’ve been proud to work with them ever since. And we’re even prouder
to say that we’ve raised a whopping £2.5 million so far!
Over the years we’ve done all sorts to raise money, from
bake sales (yum!) to marathons (less yum), to charity sky dives (no thanks!)
And it’s all be for a wonderful cause – we’ve helped support
over 11,000 carers in the last six years, with money raised going to social
events for carers, household equipment, education and much more.
This wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated staff and, of course, our wonderful players. Whether that’s in our local clubs or through money raised by those playing bingo online. So, thank you!
How you can keep helping
The work of Carers Trust is now more vital than ever, and
any money raised goes a long way. Just £15 can fund weekly phone calls to
isolated carers, while £75 could help with transport costs to deliver food, medication
and other essentials to someone self-isolating.
And with so many carers feeling alone at the moment, £100
can help set up a virtual group for carers to join and have a well-earned
break, while getting emotional support from those in the same boat.
Our fundraising target for this year is over £400,000, and
there are plenty of ways you can help us reach that goal.
You’ll find Carers Charity Bingo in the schedule every day
at 8pm in these rooms. 75 Jive Talking, BOB,
Britain’s Got Talent, Burst Bingo, Emoji-Bingo, Legs Eleven, Lucky For Some, Main
Event, Mis Shapes, Penny Lane, Snakes and Ladders, Supersonic, Two Little Ducks
Remember, you’re still playing for the same prize pots – you
enjoy the bingo fun and we’ll donate all the profits to the Carers Trust.
If you want to make a donation, you can simply text to donate. Text 3MECCA to 70085 to donate £3 or 5MECCA to 70085 to donate £5. Texts cost £3 or £5 plus one standard rate message.