It was mainly fun with a handful of frightening sights as Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's Halloween Bingo Night helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the charity to reinvest in worthy local community causes.
A full house - no pun intended - of 150 guests in Blues enjoyed a fantastic Friday night of entertainment, with plenty taking home a range of exceptional prizes sourced from the club and a variety of local businesses, whilst others simply enjoyed the chance to turn out in their finest Halloween costumes!
Rover The Dog was also in attendance to meet and greet a predominantly family-based audience at our third bingo night of the year, which undoubtedly proved to be the most successful of the hat-trick, both in terms of the crowd in attendance and the total raised to support our ongoing work in the local area.
Of course, it wouldn't have been possible without the support of Blues for the venue hire and food, not to mention a stellar list of local firms who backed the fundraiser, namely:
* Blackburn Rovers Community Trust
* Blackburn Rovers Football Club
* Northcote at the Rovers
* East is East
* Scare Kingdom
* Ascent Trampoline Park
* PURE Gym Blackburn
Jess Clegg, events coordinator at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, commented: "I'm really pleased that we managed to sell out our bingo night once again, with this one proving so popular that we had to find a way to increase the venue capacity on the day to satisfy demand.
"The concept seems to be really taking off with Rovers-supporting families and we're starting to get a sense that we're picking up a regular audience who really revel in the occasion.
"Our thanks go to everyone who supported the event, either through donating prizes or by turning up and putting their hand in their pocket, especially those who booked nice and early, which makes a big difference to how we're able to organise the event to make sure everything runs smoothly on the night.
"We had some amazing prizes on the night like hospitality packages at Ewood Park or match worn shirts from the likes of Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack, so our challenge now will be to keep finding equally enticing prizes to put on another really exciting bingo night when we next run it in early 2019."