A bucket list is several experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have accomplished during their lifetime, but for on bingo-loving gran, that bucket-list comes with an expiry date! Yvette Price-Mear, 59, decided one day to make it her mission to visit 60 different Mecca Bingo hills before turning 60. The seven-month fundraiser started in June, leaving her just 5-months left to dab and grab around the country!
Passing the half-way point, Yvette has racked up thousands of pounds for charity already, and so far, she has clocked up more than 2,300 miles by visiting clubs in cities as far north as Glasgow. Her fundraising efforts coincide with Mecca’s 60th Birthday celebrations, making it a double celebration. Thirty bingo clubs visited, £349 in winnings collected and £3,992 in total going to charity – and we expect that to rise substantially as she ventures down south.
Talking to local press, Yvette said: “In seven days we visited 14 clubs and I then joined a Facebook group of Mecca managers earlier this year. They put an appeal out for ideas to celebrate Mecca’s 60th anniversary. I thought it’s my 60th birthday and their 60th anniversary, why not go on tour? The most we raised one club was in Stoke-on-Trent where we made £485.54. People have been so generous and we’re really grateful for all the support.”
Playing up to three times a week, the plucky bingo dabber is determined to raise as much cash to give to charity as possible, and not the charity she founded in 1993 where she provides respite care for adults with learning disabilities, but the funds will be going to the funds Carers Trust, a local scout group and Pet Bereavement Support.
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Highlights this month include:
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- Friday Sessions: Big cash will be won in the £20K bingo bonanza!
- Mini Game Mayhem: Stake £10 by Tuesday 24th and receive a bonus of £2 to play the Snakes & Ladders mini game.