235 colleagues of Mecca Bingo and the Rank Group combined to play a record-breaking game of office bingo at their Maidenhead headquarters. This beats the previous record of biggest office bingo game, which was 97 in the Philippines – a record that stood for five years.
Everyone who played the game made a contribution to the company’s charity partner, Carers Trust, a charity that offers supports to the seven million carers in the UK.
Caroline Webb, spokesperson for Mecca Bingo, commented: “We had great fun coming together as a business to smash this world record – which only seems appropriate for us as one of the country’s leading bingo companies. Not only was this an opportunity to put our own bingo skills to the test, but it was also a great way for us to help raise further funds and awareness to support the fantastic work that carers across the UK do.”
Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, added: “We were delighted to hear about the Mecca Bingo and Rank Group teams fundraising success in the name of Carers Trust. The money raised by team combined with the amazing amounts of money raised throughout the year will help Carers Trust to support thousands of unpaid carers through a grants fund, to give carers the equipment and skills they need to carry out their caring roles, whilst also ensuring that their own health and wellbeing are looked after.”
Source: SBC News
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