Party down at the bingo
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.