What Women Want Bingo hit the jackpot - East Cheshire Hospice

What Women Want Bingo hit the jackpot

Disco fever swept Tytherington High School as a bingo night hit the jackpot for East Cheshire Hospice.

Organisers What Women Want raised a record £13,500 from the sell-out event which attracted more than 300 party goers.

It took the total raised by the five voluntary fundraisers to £393,000 since the group was set up 13 years ago.

Disco bingo has been a big hit since the fun nights began with players quite literally entering into the spirit of the occasion. No one went thirsty with the infamous barrows of donated booze raffled off.

The WWW group – Julie Barnes, Jo Millward, Jill Harding, Elaine Burgess and Jayne Carter – are prolific fundraisers with their balls, bingo nights and fashion shows.

Sarah Dale (centre) from the Hospice with What Women Want fundraisers (from left) Jo Millward, Julie Barnes, Jayne Carter and Elaine Burgess.

They have also undertaken individual challenges to raise funds. Jill is a health care assistant at the Hospice where her mum Mary was a patient.

Jayne, the group chair, said: “Our latest bingo didn’t disappoint. It was our biggest yet and the lucky ones who got tickets dug deep to help us raise a fantastic amount.

“We’re overwhelmed at the continued generosity from our supporters. They are truly amazing. We’d also like to thank the fabulous bar staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make the night a huge success.”

Funds raised are used to buy specific items to benefit Hospice patients. The two cars used by the Hospice @Home nurses were bought thanks to donations from the WWW women.

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