2021 is the 60th birthday of Mecca Bingo
In 2018 Yvette Price-Mear OLM of Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire did a week-long Charity Bingo-a-Thon; visiting fourteen Mecca Bingo Clubs in seven days to raise funds for the Registered Charity (number 1104002) Pet Bereavement Support - which she founded in 1993.
She drove 650 miles and raised just over £1,000 for the Charity.
2021 is also Yvette’s 60th birthday so she decided to pull out all the stops by visiting SIXTY Mecca Bingo Clubs between June and December - raising funds along the way.
She will start on Friday 25th June in Scotland.
This is because it is National Bingo Week.
She will finish on the evening of Sunday 19th of December (her 60th birthday) at the Rosehill Club in Morden because that is the oldest Mecca Bingo Club still open.
Yvette is doing the marathon event in aid of Mecca Bingo’s Official Charity;
The Carers Trust (Registered Charity number 1145181)
& Pet Bereavement Support (Registered Charity number 1104002)
& The 4th Mansfield Woodhouse Scouts (Registered Charity number 1018281)
It is estimated that Yvette will drive almost 4,000 miles throughout the six months.
*Yvette's husband Tony says it'll be at LEAST 6,000 miles - because she can get lost pulling off their drive...
Mecca Bingo will kindly be giving Yvette free Bingo books to (try to) win money for the Charities.
Each Club will also have a Charity collection each session so she’s guaranteed to leave each Club with something – as she’s diabolically awful at actually winning!
Since she was thirteen years old Yvette has raised over half a million pounds for various Charities and in 2013 she was featured on ITV’s Flagship Programme Surprise, Surprise;
Yvette and her husband Tony are Shared Lives Carers which means that they have people with learning disabilities to live with them on a long-term basis - or short-term to give other Carers respite care.
This is a short video about the Service;
Anything raised by this Go Fund Me link will be divided equally between all three Charities
Please wish her the best of luck, Yvette said; "The last time I did this I played 432 consecutive games and someone estimated that I must have dabbed the books over 25,000 times - and I STILL DIDN'T WIN A SINGLE PENNY!"