Biggenden bingo still on cards thanks to SES team

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE North Bur­nett SES has taken over the re­spon­si­bil­ity of run­ning the weekly bingo game in Biggenden.

The han­dover hap­pened be­cause Biggenden res­i­dent Colleen Cunliffe had to step aside.

Mrs Cunliffe handed over the run­ning of the pop­u­lar so­cial event af­ter more than a year of or­gan­is­ing the games.

Lo­cal con­troller Brian Lowe saw it as a chance for the North Bur­nett SES to fur­ther con­trib­ute to the com­mu­nity.

“At the re­quest of the cur­rent op­er­a­tors of the bingo, who can no longer run it due to busi­ness com­mit­ments, and with no other char­i­ta­ble body pre­pared to take it on we thought it was a great op­por­tu­nity for the North Bur­nett SES unit,” Mr Lowe said.

“Biggenden cit­i­zens en­joy their bingo day.

“They are very sup­port­ive of the SES in de­cid­ing to con­tinue run­ning (it).”

Mr Lowe hopes the new re­la­tion­ship will also help the North Bur­nett SES unit raise funds.

“All SES ma­jor equip­ment is sup­plied by the State Gov­ern­ment or the re­gional coun­cil, for which we are truly grate­ful,” Mr Lowe said.

“How­ever there is al­ways other equip­ment, fit­tings or fix­tures that we have to ap­ply for grants to pur­chase or fundraise through raf­fles and so on.”

Bingo is played at the Biggenden Grand Ho­tel ev­ery Mon­day morn­ing with all pro­ceeds do­nated back into lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

BINGO: SES con­troller Brian Lowe, Be­van Wade, Colleen Cunliffe and group leader Carol Miller.

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