A online bingo game which “started out as a bit of fun” has raised a staggering £23,432.82 for St Rocco’s Hospice.
Run by Chris Forster from Woolston, the son of former Warrington Wolves’ legend Mark, he started the event as “a bit of fun” to help out the charity which is close to his family’s heart after caring for his Aunty and Grandad.
He started the fundraiser because St Rocco’s was set to lose so much money due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The first game raised 3k and then with the second game it doubled to £6k.
It became a global success, attracting players from all over the world and has now raised over £23,000!
A spokesperson fro St Rocco’s said: “We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to Chris Forster who’s regular bingo night has been a massive success, raising £6,417.50 last Friday alone!
“This means that Chris’ running total that has been raised through this fundraising total stands at a whopping £ 23,439.82! This is an absolutely jaw-dropping amount to have raised during this time and we cannot stress how far this
will go in helping St. Rocco’s to continue to provide care and support to those who need us most.
“Thank you also to everybody who has taken part in the bingo nights, it’s so lovely to see so many people in Warrington showing how much they care.
“As you can see from these pictures the bingo has been a success for all age groups and is even an excuse to dress up for some.”
The next bingo night will be taking place in early June.
For more details on the next online bingo check out the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/818298032015429/