Eyes down at car­ers’ bingo night

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Staff re­porter

Mecca Bingo Hamil­ton is to re­ward the hard work of lo­cal car­ers with a free party – com­plete with food, drink and bingo – on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28, from 6.30pm.

The even­ing has been or­gan­ised to tie in with the chang­ing of the clocks, which go back one hour at 2am that night.

Dubbed Care O’clock, the party aims to high­light how lit­tle time un­paid car­ers have for them­selves and pro­vides them with an ex­tra free hour thanks to the clocks chang­ing.

Mecca Bingo Hamil­ton cre­ated the event as part of its char­ity part­ner­ship with Car­ers Trust, which works to sup­port un­paid car­ers.

As well as their free en­ter­tain­ment, car­ers will also re­ceive a choco­late gift in hon­our of Na­tional Choco­late Day, which co­in­cides with the event.

Alis­tair Steel , club man­ager at Mecca Hamil­ton, said:“the team here works tire­lessly to sup­port car­ers and this is one of many ac­tiv­i­ties we take part in to of­fer them a big thank you for the fan­tas­tic work which they all do.

“Bri­tain’s un­paid car­ers work in­cred­i­bly long hours, usu­ally to as­sist a loved one.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing lo­cal car­ers to the club and of­fer­ing them a free even­ing of well-de­served fun.”

Giles Meyer, in­terim chief ex­ec­u­tive at Car­ers Trust, said:“mecca Bingo has been our char­ity part­ner for four years and we’re truly ap­pre­cia­tive of the ef­fort its club teams put into help­ing un­paid car­ers.

“The Care O’clock party is set to be an even­ing of great fun and I’d en­cour­age any Hamil­ton carer to regis­ter for their place at the party.”

The of­fer is lim­ited to 10 car­ers, so book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. Go on­line to www. mec­ca­bingo.com.

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