On Sunday 28th April, two major events will be taking place; the first being the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 followed by a special Bingo Run-Athon. Four competitors will be showing their support for a very worthy cause and you can help support them by playing in a two-hour long bingo session, where cash and bonus spins can be won.
Natasha and Rob Dedman, Stacey Clemes, Bob Gearing and Nicholas Drew will be facing the gruelling 26.2mile long circuit to raise vital funds for the Against Breast Cancer charity (you can read why they’re taking part below) and to show support for this very worthy cause, a handful of bingo websites on the popular network – Dragonfish, has teamed up to deliver a series of winning opportunities (as normal) in real cash with no wagering, but a big slice of the funds will be going directly to the charity…
…so, everyone is a winner! To take part and to change the lives of many people suffering from breast cancer, you just need to log in to BingoZino or any of the following bingo sites between 7pm and 9pm on 28th April; Chit Chat Bingo, Loadsa Bingo, Bingo52, Pink Ribbon Bingo, LoveHearts Bingo and Bid Bingo.
Usually, the more players in the bingo room, the more you can win, but with this being a fundraising special, the amount you can win will be substantially lower – which is understandable. Prizes awarded during the Bingo Run-Athon will be as follows:
- One-line: £1
- Two-lines: £1.50p
- Full house: £2.50p
- 1TG players will share 20 bonus spins
- 2TG players will share 10 bonus spins
Show Your Support for the Runners:
Bob Gearing: “My mother had breast cancer in 1977 I was 13 years old. She had a Mastectomy and treatment of radiotherapy following the operation. I don't think at the time I realised the possible implications, my mother after all was there as the linchpin of our family. Thankfully 41 years later she is still with us continuing to be an inspiration to our family. I'm raising money on behalf of Against Breast Cancer in recognition of my Mum and what she went through and the courage and determination she has shown.”
Nicholas Drew: “I was inspired to run for Against Breast Cancer as I was personally affected when my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was young. Despite having fought for many years so bravely, the cancer reoccurred as a secondary spread and I lost her when I was 22. I found running brought me some solace in coming to terms with that loss, and I decided that I wanted to run the London Marathon in her memory and to help others. Then last Christmas, my family was hit by the news that my sister had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 33. Luckily her surgery has been successful, and she is recovering well. The way both my mum and sister fought cancer with such strength and courage has been inspirational to me, and certainly something I will draw on when finding the strength to drag myself along Pall Mall to the finish! The fact is that too many people are continuing to be affected by cancer, something we CAN beat through scientific advancements. Against Breast Cancer fund unique research at Oxford University into prevention, earlier detection and developing new treatments. Their ultimate mission is to develop a vaccine – a goal I am certainly willing to run a marathon to support. They have made great strides with research in recent years, but with around 11,500 deaths each year in the UK alone from breast cancer, there is still some way to go. Thank you for all your support – I really appreciate it. All donations up to £500 will be matched by Warner Bros., so whatever you're able to give will go twice as far!”
Natasha and Rob Dedman: “We will be taking on the 26.2miles around London on April 28th, 2019. This will be Tash's 3rd London Marathon and Robs biggest challenge to date as it will be his first marathon, we are super excited to be running it together. We are honoured to be running for Against Breast Cancer. It’s a charity close to our hearts as Tash's brave mum has battled breast cancer twice Please help us reach my goal of £3000, all donations are highly appreciated.”
Stacey Clemes: “I am honoured to be taking on the challenge of completing the London Marathon in 2019 in order to raise funds for Against Breast Cancer. As breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women, I wish to raise funds to support further research into the treatment and prevention of the disease. Family members and good friends of mine have been affected by breast cancer and I am taking on this challenge for them.”
Can’t make it on the night but want to support the runners and Against Breast Cancer? You can purchase your tickets in advance from the bingo lobby.