It was eyes down for a full and fun-packed house at a bingo event that proved a real winner for Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishers charity.
The um Bongo a Bingo event included traditional bingo, dance-offs, audience participation, prizes and hours of fun and entertainment. And the numbers were certainly lucky for Well Wishers as the night raised an amazing total of £1,286.96.
Prizes included Adventure Golf, Snowdome entry tickets, and two luxury weekend breaks at a five-star holiday park.
Throughout the night, in between the bingo games, a number of fun competitions took place from face painting to sing-offs, helped along by popular pair the Double A Party Girls, aka Walsall Healthcare colleagues Adam Dibble and Andy Tams.
Game prizes ranged from sweets to a large soft toy and cardboard cut-outs.
Kimberley Aplin, Fundraising Support Officer said: “Being my first big fundraiser I was a little apprehensive but, with the support of the team, we pulled off a really good night at Rushall Labour Club and everyone enjoyed it.”
Georgie Westley, Fundraising Manager added: “I wasn’t sure what to expect as this was something a little different for the charity but wow, what a great event – everybody who came along got into the spirit of things and between us it was a huge success.”
Xana Marriott, Senior Sister for Critical Care Rehabilitation was among those who joined in the fun.
She said: “It was just such a brilliant atmosphere with everyone having a great time. And we also enjoyed supporting the charity as it has supported our rehab service several times.”
Thanks goes to:
- The Fundraising Team for pulling it all together
- Adam Dibble and Andy Tams
- Ben Malpass for his excellent game hosting skills
- Jordan Jackson for his photography
- Rushall Labour Club for allowing the charity to use the venue
- JABS events – in particular, its Director Jamie Firman who hit the decks to get the crowd partying and created a fantastic atmosphere.
- Garry Mycock and Martin Bagnall for donating the weekend breaks
Georgie added: “JABS events, along with Rushall Labour Club, are so supportive of our charity and without them a lot of events would not be as successful as they are.
“A huge thank you to all those that attended too. Without your support, the charity would not be able to raise over and above what the NHS is able to provide to make a real difference to our patients, their families and our staff that treat them.”