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Lawyers from our Isle of Wight office are brushing up on their ‘bingo lingo’ and dusting off their ‘dabbers’ for this weekend’s Wight Brainy Bunch charity bingo night at Ryde Fire Station.
Taking place on Saturday (17th March 2018) it will be all eyes down for a total of eight fast-paced, quick fire games of bingo with a twist at the Wight Brainy Bunch’s first fundraising event of 2018.
Attendees will be listening out for the traditional bingo calls including the ‘two fat ladies’ (number 88), ‘one little duck’ (number two), the ‘baker’s dozen’ (number 13) and ‘legs eleven’ among others as they try to win a full house and raise money for families on the Island whose lives have been affected by brain tumours.
There will be cash prizes and bottles to be won throughout the night.
The Wight Brainy Bunch aims to fundraise for several good causes. These include:
- Smile4Wessex (The Wessex Neurological Centre) which provides acute and specialist care for people with brain-related conditions such as tumours, stroke, brain haemorrhage, motor neurone disease and dementia.
- Brain Tumour Charity which helps to fund much-needed research into brain tumours, aids early diagnosis and improves the care and quality of life for those living with brain tumours.
- The Fire Fighters Charity which supported Mark, the founder of the Wight Brainy Bunch, who is a serving fire fighter, when he had to stop working following his brain tumour diagnosis.
Since the Wight Brainy Bunch launched, it has raised a huge amount of money for people living with brain tumours and other serious neurological conditions.
In addition to tomorrow’s bingo night, other successful fund-raising events have included an annual black tie ball as well as tea parties, charity carwashes and a Christmas market to raise as much money as possible to help people with neurological conditions on the Island and throughout the South Coast.
Doors open at Ryde Community Fire Station on Nicholson Road at 18.00, it’s all eyes down for the bingo starting at 19.00 and the event closes at ‘legs 11’.
If you would like to learn more about the Wight Brainy Bunch and its fundraising work, you can visit www.thewightbrainybunch.org.uk.