Emmerdale ‘bad boy’ Cain Dingle – in real life, actor Jeff Hordley – showed his softer side this weekend (Saturday 16th November) as he called upon two of Cashino’s gaming centres in Derby and Swadlincote.
Taking time out of his busy filming schedule he was there to meet customers and staff and thank them for their efforts in helping Cashino to raise £100,000 for CHIPS – a charity which raises funds to purchase specialised powered wheelchairs for youngsters with varying disabilities.
Members of the public were also invited to attend the events in Cathedral Quarter in Derby and High Street in Swadlincote and Jeff happily spent time outside of the centres to give Emmerdale enthusiasts, young and old, an opportunity to obtain autographs and take photographs.
Commenting on the day he said;
“It’s great to see so many people turn up – Cain seems to have a huge fan base, despite being known as the rogue of Emmerdale – and being able to meet some of them is always a pleasure.
“I believe organisations which dedicate time to raising money for such deserving charities, such as CHIPS, should certainly receive recognition for their efforts and I hope my visits have helped to raise awareness of this fantastic accomplishment by Cashino.”
Cashino’s Operations Director, Stephen Lawrence, added;
“We’ve loved having one of the Dingles along to our two gaming centre, our customers have really enjoyed the ‘star’ visit, and it’s provided a nice opportunity for fans to get up close and personal. I’m sure many were surprised at what a great and placid guy Jeff actually is when compared to the character he plays!”