Bingo is back at the Grand

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

BINGO at Biggen­den has come full cir­cle and in re­cent weeks its weekly venue has re­verted back to the Grand Ho­tel.

Co-or­di­na­tor Colleen Cun­liffe said bingo had filled a void in the so­cial life of res­i­dents across the district.

“Since it started, 12 or­gan­i­sa­tions have ben­e­fited from the $13,100 raised,” she said.

“Each week the or­gan­i­sa­tion ros­tered on re­ceives a do­na­tion from sell­ing raf­fle tick­ets.”

Woowoonga Hall Com­mit­tee trea­surer Estelle Aberdein said rev­enue from the bingo raf­fle as­sisted their or­gan­i­sa­tion greatly.

“Like all other or­gan­i­sa­tions our in­surances and pub­lic li­a­bil­ity in­crease each year,” she said.

“To con­tinue op­er­at­ing we have to fundraise to cover th­ese costs.”

Mrs Aberdein said the com­mit­tee or­gan­ises bush break­fasts for Mother’s Day and Fa­ther’s Day.

“Any ex­tra rev­enue we are pur­chas­ing ex­tra ta­bles and chairs for the hall,” she said.

“With only a small com­mit­tee, the do­na­tion from bingo is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.”

Mrs Cun­liffe said due to bingo be­ing so pop­u­lar Biggen­den Li­ons Com­mu­nity Aged Care and Biggen­den Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary would also be ben­e­fit­ing each week.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

HELP­ING OUT: Co-or­di­na­tor Colleen Cun­liffe with Woowoonga Hall Com­mit­tee’s Estelle Aberdein and Scott Creevey at Mon­day bingo at Biggen­den.

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