Scottish Village Street Bingo Raises Thousands for Charity

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A set of neighbours in the Glen View housing estate in Stonehouse got together to raise more than £2500 for charity by hosting two games of street bingo.

The socially-distanced bingo events were organised by Glen View local Angela Closs and her sister Karen Yates. Having worked hard to ensure Government guidelines were adhered to, the events were considered a resounding success. They even laid on a DJ set for two hours which they had won from a Facebook competition they entered, from Thompson Entertainment.

Street Bingo Brings in the Charity Bucks

The two events managed to bring in £957 and then £1571, with all monies going towards the Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation. The Lanarkshire children’s charity was set up to help aid children with life-threatening illnesses as they undergo treatment. The Wishaw based charity makes the children's lives a little easier and happier with monies raised going towards a number of great deeds. These include taking children and their families on fun outings, respite breaks, and the highly-anticipated annual Christmas party amongst other things.

Angela Cook, dream coordinator at the foundation, said:

“We can’t thank Angela and all her friends and neighbours enough for their hard work and support at this especially hard time for our wee charity.

“We are once again overwhelmed by the kindness of this small street in Stonehouse.

“We are so pleased the sun shone and made it a fantastic day for everyone involved. They raised a phenomenal £1571 from this event and £957.58 from their previous fundraiser. Team DreamMaker are hopeful that our annual Christmas party will take place but if it doesn’t we will make sure that our brave wee DreamMakers still get their presents from Santa, and the money from these events will help us do that.

It is good to see that although the lockdown has eased and bingo clubs opened in Scotland, games of street bingo are still keeping the UK bingo community together and stronger than ever.

For further details or to support the Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation, visit

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