The team at Mecca Wood Green has today announced the launch of its Christmas appeal – Everyone Deserves a Christmas, to help those who may be struggling this winter season have some festive cheer.
Wanting to spread the Christmas joy, each of the 76 Mecca Bingo clubs across the UK are supporting a local registered charity with a target to provide at least 50 hampers valued at £50 each which will be distributed to local families through the charity. With over 4,000 hampers nationally, families in need can eat, drink and be merry this Christmas thanks to Mecca.
Mecca Bingo Wood Green is raising money for Tottenham Foodbank, a charity which provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
The club is encouraging its loyal customers and local businesses to come together as a community to donate food and drink that will remain fresh throughout the Christmas period (i.e. canned or packaged goods) and unopened toiletries, as well as monetary contributions for this amazing cause. Donations across all clubs will be used to create the Christmas hampers, whether this be a hamper filled with festive goods from the donations, or supermarket vouchers. Plus, MeccaBingo.com will also be launching a number of special Christmas Charity online games, with all profits going towards the Everyone Deserves a Christmas appeal.
Shazli Shafiq, General Manager at Mecca Wood Green, said: “We’re delighted to be launching Mecca’s Everyone Deserves a Christmas campaign and to be bringing a little festive cheer to those most in need. It’s been a year unlike any other, so we’re thrilled to continue to give something back to our community and will be incredibly grateful for any donations our loyal customers and supportive locals are able to make.”
As a key part of the local community in Wood Green, throughout the first lockdown earlier this year the Mecca team volunteered to use their time to connect with customers and help those in need. Clubs across the country prepared and delivered over 50,000 meals to local communities, emergency workers, care homes and charities, with more activity happening this November lockdown. Now, with Christmas around the corner, Mecca is building on the incredible work it did throughout lockdown by reaching out to its community of players, and bringing everyone together again to support those who need it most.
To donate to Mecca Wood Green’s chosen charity, please visit the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/meccabingowoodgreen-edac
Find out how to get involved by visiting Mecca Wood Green’s Facebook page. For more information about the campaign and the additional ways you can get involved nationally, including the online charity games where all profits will go towards the Everyone Deserves a Christmas appeal, please visit https://blog.meccabingo.com/everyone-deserves-a-christmas/