This year, 7LIR have worked extremely hard on a Charities Week event that has raised nearly £500 and gave out some amazing prizes – including an inflatable dinosaur costume, a Land Rover experience, a £50 Amazon voucher and much more.
Of course, we had to get a little more creative due to Covid-19 so instead of hosting it in a hall, we created a Teams meeting and a Showbie group, including some background music to accompany it. Also, during PBT we acted as a delivery service to hand out the bingo booklets and, on the day after the event (Thursday 10th December) we delivered the prizes.
Here is the list of very generous contributors:
- Land Rover Experience
- Clip n Climb
- Grove Bookshop
- Midgley’s Fish and Chips
- Odeon Cinemas
- New Brook Street Deli
- Sun Street Eats
- Artform Creations
Even before the event, the participants received an entry prize and the form with the most sign-ups received an extra prize – so everyone came away with something. 10 minutes before the event started Mr Revell challenged us to take a photo of our pets and include our bingo booklets in the picture; the first 5 people who sent one received a prize.
Following that, Mrs Varley began to get festive and challenged us all to write a Christmas joke (they were all crackers) and they really helped spark the festive spirit. The big event started and each participant took out their first card as Mr Revell read out the animals. For the first prize of the evening it would take a full horizontal line to win, then two horizontal lines and finally, for the £50 Amazon voucher, a full house. The event then continued like this for the Sweets Round, the Film Round, the Sport Round then, for the Land Rover experience: the Christmas round. It was certainly a night to remember.
Thank you to everyone who participated, Mr Revell and Mrs Varley for organising this and for 7LIR for helping to set this event up.