Ex­pect tricks and treats at ‘care o’clock’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

MECCA Bingo Hayes is to re­ward the hard work of lo­cal car­ers with a free Hal­loween party, com­plete with scar­ily de­li­cious food, drink and, of course, bingo.

On Satur­day Oc­to­ber 27 from 6.30pm, an 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 clock’s change.

Mecca Bingo Hayes 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.

The Hayes club’s free even­ing falls on the fi­nal even­ing of Hal­loween pro­mo­tions, which are run­ning on Sun­day and Mon­day.

As well as their free en­ter­tain­ment, cus­tomers and car­ers will also re­ceive a se­lec­tion of spook­tac­u­lar Hal­loween sweet treats.

What’s more, all at­ten­dees can dip their hand into the witch’s caul­dron for a trick or treat free prize draw, with the chance to win a trip to Drac­ula’s cas­tle in Tran­syl­va­nia.

Mo­hamed Mu­rad, club man­ager at Mecca Hayes, 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 look af­ter a loved one. We’re look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing lo­cal car­ers to the club and of­fer­ing them a free even­ing of wellde­served fun.”

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

“The Care O’Clock Hal­loween party is set to be an even­ing of great fun and I’d en­cour­age any Hayes 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 Trust car­ers’ ser­vice. De­tails of where to get in touch with them are avail­able on the Car­ers Trust web­site at https://car­ers.org/char­i­tyyear-part­ner­ships/rank-cares-par­ties-2018.

Of­fer limited to 10 car­ers per club, please book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

PHOTO: DANNY LAW­SON/PA WIRE

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