As we continue to find ways to remain connected, during this Covid period ,we have seen activities of many kinds go online. Thanks to a Great Sankey presenter and event planner, even bingo has now gone interactive.
Over Christmas, Pete Pinnington launched his ‘Bingo Bedlam’ online edition, complete with awards, to raise money for Warrington charities, including The Shannon Bradshaw Trust, Warrington Disability Partnership and JUMP Children’s Charity.
Played by hundreds of families
The interactive show, which Pete sees as his answer to the Covid constraints, which have been difficult for families and devastating for charities, has already been played by hundreds of families.
He said: “It’s been a difficult year for charities and for my live events business, so I decided to take my popular Bingo Bedlam show online to raise much needed funds for three Warrington charities.
“The first on Boxing Day was to establish if the show could be done smoothly online and the feedback was so incredible, we decided to do it again on New Year’s Eve.
“With only four days to promote it, we were amazed how many people signed up.
“The New Year’s Eve Show had nearly 500 people taking part across Warrington and Cheshire with some families also playing along in Portsmouth, Kent and Scotland.”
Dave Thompson, Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP) chief executive, stated: “It is fantastic that Pete has taken his Bingo Bedlam show online and that Warrington Disability Partnership is one of the charities to benefit.
“This year has been difficult for all charities and WDP is no different. Both online shows over the festive period have been a huge success and we really appreciate what Pete is doing for us in raising much needed funds.”
Pete added: “My ethos has always been to support Warrington charities and community groups whenever I can and hosting an online event when the charities are unable to fundraise themselves seemed an obvious solution.
“Now we’re going through another full lockdown, this online bingo show provides much needed fun for families while also supporting some great charities.”
With the bingo books emailed or posted, the bingo sessions cost £ 5 per person or £ 15 for a family of five. Visit facebook.com/bingobedlamfun to sign up for Bingo Bedlam and to stay up to date with upcoming sessions.