It would be fair to say that the coronavirus has brought out the best of the UK bingo community.
From impromptu games of street bingo and balcony bingo entertaining the neighbourhoods, to raising money for the NHS – bingo has been at the heart of the community and a strong unifying force in these difficult times.
It gives the team at BingoDaily immense pleasure to report some more good bingo news. The staff at Chesterfield’s Mecca Bingo have teamed up with a local taxi firm to provide support and assistance to a nearby homeless charity by cooking hundreds of free dinners for the vulnerable in a bid to keep the community safe at a particularly difficult time.
The Mecca Bingo Chesterfield is working with the Applewood Homeless Shelter in the town and Chesterfield Royal Hospital to prepare and deliver up to 1,000 meals a week, with the help of the local taxi company.
All the food has been kindly donated by Bitfood, the regular food supplier to Mecca Bingo. The initiative, which is being supported by the council and local councillors, has drawn widespread acclaim.
Toby Perkins, the local MP for Chesterfield said of Mecca Bingo's efforts:
“Many thanks for taking such an active role during this crisis and doing what you can to help the most vulnerable. I am so pleased by the reaction from local businesses who have stepped up to ensure people have the support they need.”
Meanwhile, Martin Webster, the general manager of Chesterfield Mecca Bingo told the local news:
“We are proud to be able to provide our help and support to the community by offering up our club as a place to prepare and cook meals for those in need during this difficult time.
“Our employees are wonderful and they have shown this by coming together and giving up their time to help support important causes. It’s great to see such a strong sense of community.”