A FULL house at a Bingo night in Cubbington has added up to a pot of cash being raised for five local charities.
The charity bingo event was hosted by law firm Alsters Kelley at Cubbington Sports and Social Club earlier this month and raised more than £2,000 for Coventry and Warwickshire charities. This will now be divided up between Helping Hands Community Project in Leamington, Safeline in Warwick, Coventry Women’s Haven, The Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton and Southam Fosse Foodbank.
These charities are among those supported by Alsters Kelley, which was established in the 1980s and now has offices in Coventry, Leamington, Southam, Stratford and Nuneaton.
Event organiser and Legal Secretary Britanie Jeffery said: “We had another great evening, lots of laughter – the room was full to capacity, everyone of all ages seems to enjoy a game of bingo. We would like to thank everyone for their support including all the businesses who were very generous with their raffle prize donations.
“My initial fundraising target was £1,000 so to have doubled it was way beyond what we had hoped for”.
Stacey Calder, of Helping Hands, said: “The ongoing support and vital funds Alsters Kelley provide Helping Hands Community Project go towards the services we offer the local community. These services include the soup kitchen, both men and women’s support groups, our new mother and child support group and our employability skills work.
“Without fundraising and donations such as these we wouldn’t be able to provide all that we offer in the local community. This week has already seen us help one person into rehabilitation and six people into the horse therapy programme. Thank you Alsters Kelley”.
While Rachael Stevens, of Safeline, based in Warwick and Stratford, added: “The partnership and amazing support from Alsters Kelley is vital to our fundraising and awareness raising, ensuring that Safeline can continue to support adults and children in Coventry and Warwickshire who have been affected by sexual violence.
“We are so proud to have been selected for support alongside the other amazing charities. We really enjoyed meeting everyone at the Bingo night and we look forward to Alsters Kelley’s next event. Together, we are making a difference”.