A clay pigeon shooting and golfing day organised by Milton Keynes-based Cashino Gaming and Beacon Bingo, has raised £5,000 for CHIPS – a charity founded by the casino and gaming industry which provides specialised powered wheelchairs for young people with severe mobility problems.
The fundraiser, aptly named ‘Shoot the Birdie’ took place last week [Friday 6 June] at Whittlebury Park, near Towcester, and saw 15 teams from across the UK gaming industry compete in aid of the good cause.
Phil Gibbs, marketing manager for Cashino and Beacon Bingo said:
“Last year this event helped to raise £4,500 for CHIPS so we are delighted to have exceeded this target.
“Everyone enjoyed a fun packed day and all contributed generously to this deserving charity which makes such a big difference to the lives of some very disadvantaged young people. On behalf of Cashino and Beacon Bingo I would like to thank all of those involved. Let’s hope we can do it again next year and perhaps raise the bar for fundraising even further.”
Since they began working with the charity in 2005, Cashino and Beacon Bingo have raised over £250,000 and presented over 80 custom built wheelchairs to children.
Co-founder of CHIPS charity, Linda Lindsay added:
“It’s thanks to events such as these that we are able to help so many young people and literally change their lives. Their efforts are truly appreciated by all of us at the charity and the wheelchair recipients themselves.”