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Bobby Davro launches Bexleyheath bingo club's £250,000 fundraising bid for children's charity, Variety

PUBLISHED: 13:10 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:10 31 May 2017

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They've created a new game, of which money used to buy tickets will be donated

A bingo club in Bexleyheath have launched a game which aims to raise £250,000 for a children’s chairty.

The game, created by Gala Bingo, was first played by comedian and actor Bobby Davro on May 29, and money raised will be given to Variety, a charity which provides disabled children with equipment to get about.

The new game is played in-house, and asks customers to call a special number. They will then be given the chance to double their prize money, and a proportion of the ticket cost will be donated.

The money raised will be used to buy Sunshine Coaches, powered and sports wheelchairs in additionto funding days out.

Collen Ettridge, head of fundraising at Variety, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the bingo club and its customers and would like to say a huge thank you to them for launching this hame to bring in even more funds.

“Since 1962, Variety has donated over 5,400 Sunshine Coaches to schools across the UK so we can give disabled and disadvantaged children and young people the opportunity to get so much more out of life.”

Bobby Davro, said: “As a long standing supporter of the charity, I am delighted to help launch a new fundraising initiative. I know what a difference these funds will make to the lives of children and young people.”

Simon Shaw, chief retail officer at Gala Bingo, added: “Gala Bingo pride themselves on giving back to the community. By working with Variety, it has allowed us to do just that. I would like to thank the continued support and generosity of our staff and our customers who are going to help us reach our target.”

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