There have been lots of surprise guests at bingo events lately – even politicians looking for support ahead of the general election next month! But the well-known face at a bingo night in Glastonbury was more of the musical variety.
Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis made a guest appearance at ‘Fish and Chip Bingo’ night at a local school in the Glastonbury area – West Pennard School.
The bingo night held in the school hall was a “huge success”. More than 100 meals were served to bingo guests and takeaway customers. £1,000 was raised as a result of the night – and given towards more forest school sessions and Barnado’s Somerset Mandala Service.
Michael Eavis was the surprise guest at the event – he bought a fish and chip supper for himself and grandson George.
West Pennard School headteacher Helen Burchell said: “It was a fantastic evening enjoyed by everyone.
“Thank you to the Friends of West Pennard School for their amazing effort in raising £1,000.
“The children at our school love their forest school sessions; they will be delighted they now have more to look forward to.”
The school is sending its thanks to George Rogers catering, parent caller John Diment – who kept the crowd entertained with his traditional and made-up bingo calls, all the young people who participated in the organisation and running of the event, everyone who went on the night, all those that bought raffle tickets, and the local businesses that supported the event by donating raffle and bingo prizes.