Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s Summer Bingo Night proved to be a very profitable place for around 100 eager competitors on Monday night, with a sizeable proportion of the attendees taking home at least one great Rovers-themed prize.
Held once again in Blues, the concept was repeated in the Blackburn End bar having been so successful at Easter, and as well as providing all in attendance with six games of bingo, a raffle and a ‘spot the ball’ style competition involving Rover The Dog, there was even a guest appearance from the cuddly canine and chip butties for all!
With prizes including players’ signed shirts, family match tickets and money-can’t-buy events in schools, the event generated more than £1,000 and all the profits will be reinvested in the Community Trust’s charitable work, leaving organiser Jess Clegg delighted with the event. She explained:
“It’s a pleasure to run this event because it is such a family-friendly concept and there’s a real excitement in the room as everyone competes for all the great prizes on offer.
“We also couldn’t have done it without the many kind backers that helped to contribute on the night, so a big thank you to Paul Cookson from The Queens in Leyland for being our bingo caller, McDonald’s for supplying a free face painter for the children.
“Pure Indulgence Ewood, Ascent Trampoline Park, ExperienceDays.co.uk, Dino Falls Adventure Golf, Dans Diamond Autos, Vue Cinema, Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway, Arkwright Tutors, Smithills Farm and McDonald’s all donated fantastic prizes that really added to the value of the night for everyone that came along too.”
One lucky winner took home Darragh Lenihan’s signed match-worn shirt – but it won’t be the last chance for fans to get hold of similar valued items, as a new online auction channel is in the pipeline, allowing fans to bid for Rovers goodies and support the Community Trust’s charitable work at the same time. Watch this space!