● The UK’s largest retail Bingo operator to mark milestone moment of over £500,000 in donations for charity partner Alzheimer’s Society & Alzheimer Scotland.
● Celebration to be held at Buzz Bingo Tooting on Saturday 15th June 2019, featuring award-winning comedian and charity Ambassador Jo Brand.
● The event is open to all current Buzz Bingo members with a free drink on arrival and a chance for ten lucky players to win £1,000 each.
Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest retail Bingo operator, has announced its Thank You charity event in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland, celebrating over £500,000 in donations for the organisations.
Taking place on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Buzz Bingo Tooting in South London, the Thank You event will feature an appearance from award-winning comedian and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Jo Brand, marking the moment and receiving the cheque from Buzz Bingo’s Chief Retail Officer Peter Brigden.
Open to all Buzz Bingo members, guests will be welcomed to Buzz Bingo Tooting with a free drink on arrival before having the opportunity to meet and greet Jo Brand. Guests will then be in with a chance of winning one of ten £1,000 Full House prizes on offer throughout the evening, supported by even bigger prize money on the night.
With over £500,000 donated to Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland, Buzz Bingo has helped to fund community-based support for people with dementia across the whole of the UK. In England, Northern Ireland and Wales, twelve Alzheimer’s Society ‘Side by Side’ services have been funded, providing volunteer support to people with dementia to continue playing an active role in their community and doing activities they enjoy. In Scotland, the money has helped fund Dementia Resource Centres, providing advice, information, emotional support and social activities.
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you for such a milestone donation from Buzz Bingo. Currently, there are 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, with many feeling isolated and alone. This invaluable donation will help fund our ‘Side By Side’ service, ensuring people with dementia can continue to play active roles in their community and do the things they love with the support of volunteers.
“We’re delighted that our Ambassador Jo Brand could join us at the event and are extremely grateful for her continued support of Alzheimer’s Society.”
Peter Brigden, Buzz Bingo’s Chief Retail Officer, added: “We’re so pleased to reach this milestone of over £500,000 in donations for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland, the UK’s leading dementia support and research charities. The Thank You event at our Tooting club will be a moment of celebration, and we look forward to welcoming Buzz Bingo members to take part.”
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, fund research, campaign to improve care and create lasting change for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Dementia devastates lives. Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. This will soar to two million by 2051.
Dementia deaths are rising year on year and 225,000 will develop dementia this year – that’s one every three minutes.
Dementia costs the UK economy over £26 billion per year. This is the equivalent of more than £30,000 per person with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society funds research into the cause, care, cure and prevention of all types of dementia and has committed to spend at least £150 million on research over the next decade. This includes a £50 million investment in the UK’s first dedicated Dementia Research Institute.
Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.
Let’s take on dementia together. Volunteer. Donate. Campaign for change. Whatever you do, unite with us against dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society relies voluntary donations to continue our vital work. You can donate now by calling 0330 333 0804 or visiting alzheimers.org.uk.
Alzheimer’s Society provides a National Dementia Helpline, the number is 0300 222 11 22 or visit alzheimers.org.uk
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About Buzz Bingo
Buzz Bingo is the UK’s largest retail bingo operator and launched its online casino platform, buzzbingo.com in September 2018.
Buzz Bingo’s cross-generational community numbers over 1.1 million active club members and each week 119 clubs welcome 200,000 players through their doors to enjoy bingo, play slots games and experience a great night out. Members win an average of £3.9 million per week in Club with £400,000 a week won online. With the game enjoying renewed popularity amongst new, younger players, the brand is well-positioned to get the British public to fall in love with bingo.
buzzbingo.com captures the in club feeling of playing among friends, allowing people to play together, anywhere via their mobile, tablet, desktop or on Touchpads in all clubs. Much like in club, buzzbingo.com is proud of its responsible play ethos and unlike most gaming websites, there are no wagering requirements at buzzbingo.com so players can withdraw their winnings instantly from any cash or bonus stakes.
Backed by Caledonia Investments plc, Buzz Bingo runs its clubs and website from its Nottingham and London headquarters.
Buzz Bingo re-branded from Gala Leisure Ltd in May 2018 following the sale of Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc’s retail clubs to Caledonia Investments plc in December 2015