Eyes down at carers’ bingo night
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.