On Friday 28th June over 50 people attended a charity Bingo Night in aid of improving facilities at local charity, YMCA Plymouth. The successful night raised an enormous £1028 while at the same time giving away over £1000 worth of prizes, kindly donated from local businesses.
The funds raised are in aid of refurbishing changing rooms at the YMCA’s honicknowle centre. Visited over 100,000 times in a year by local people, the changing rooms are in need of renovation to improve the experience for the many people coming to the centre. The YMCA offers a huge variety of services for people including education & training, disability sport, cardiac services, sport & fitness sessions and more. As one of the few remaining independent leisure centers in the South West, YMCA Plymouth says it’s committed to improving the facilities for local people.
Centre Manager, Stacey Ferris said: “Many people don’t realise that we are an independant charity. We are affiliated to the national YMCA movement, but not part of a chain – we’re completely local. We also receive no local Government funding to the support our facility, so that’s why nights like this where people can support our centre make such a big difference.”
The YMCA is now hosting a series of future events to continue it’s “change our changing rooms” appeal including a BBQ and Bingo afternoon on August 17th for £10 a ticket. Anyone wanting to come along should contact the reception team.
YMCA would like to thank all the amazing sponsors who kindly donated prizes for the bingo night. All sponsors and prizes are listed below.
- Reflections – Back Massage Voucher
- Dinosaur World – x2 Tickets
- Plym Valley Railway – Voucher
- Jump – Family Voucher
- The Monkey Sanctuary – x2 Tickets
- Shaldon Animal Centre – Family Ticket
- National Marine Aquarium – x2 Child Tickets
- Adrenaline Quarry – Zip Wire & Aqua Park Ticket
- Dartmoor Zoo – x2 Ticket
- Coombe Martin WIldlife Park – x2 Tickets
- Canonteign Falls – x2 Entry and Cream Tea
- The Big Sheep – x2 Tickets
- Moo Music – Voucher
- Quaywest – x2 Tickets
- Woodlands – x2 Tickets
- Plymouth Gin Distillery Tour – x4 Adults
- South Devon Railway Family Ticket
- Experience Days – Voucher – https://www.experiencedays.co.uk/
- Plymouth Albion – Family Ficket
- Cornwall Escape Room – 50% off Voucher
- Eden Project – Family Ticket
- Theatre Royal Tickets – Up to £93 value!
- Thomas Cook Voucher – £100
- Painball Voucher – £100
- Pub on the Hoe Voucher – £30
- Dartmouth Railway Ticket – £50
- Bookers Food Donation