Party down at the bingo

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Car­ers in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang will be re­warded for their hard work with a free party at the Ruther­glen bingo hall.

Mecca Bingo has or­gan­ised the event on Oc­to­ber 28 to say thank you to those peo­ple who help oth­ers.

The event will 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 clock’s change.

Mecca Bingo Glas­gow Ruther­glen cre­ated the event as part of its char­ity part­ner­ship with Car­ers Trust, which works to sup­port un­paid car­ers across the UK. Club teams con­duct fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity, rang­ing from events to sport­ing en­deav­ours and more through­out the year to as­sist the char­ity in its im­por­tant work.

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

All play­ers on the day will re­ceive a free choco­late gift and will be en­tered into a free prize draw to win ev­ery choco­holic’s dream – a year’s sup­ply of Nestlé choco­late

Wendy Buchan, club man­ager at Mecca Glas­gow Ruther­glen, 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 they 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 CEO 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 Glas­gow Ruther­glen carer to reg­is­ter for their place at the party.”

Car­ers who would like to at­tend the Care O’Clock event can reg­is­ter via their lo­cal car­ers’ ser­vice.

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