Play bingo – and save some energy
ASHFORD MP Damian Green has endorsed the give-away of 2 million energy-saving lightbulbs in a unique initiative.
The UK-wide scheme, to help soften the blow of soaring energy costs, was launched locally at Mecca Bingo in Ashford High Street.
It is the first scheme of its kind for the bingo industry internationally and a joint venture with energy suppliers Southern Electric.
Mr Green said: “Changing to energy-saving bulbs can be a great way of saving money.
“This campaign is giving practical and timely help to householders, particularly those living in fuel poverty.”
Now Mecca members can collect a free pack of two energy-saving bulbs by swiping their membership card at their club.
The Ashford branch is phasing in these special bulbs, already having them in its staff areas and bringing them into public areas by Christmas.