Lockdown bingo event in Grangemouth raises over £3300 for charities

An online bingo event broadcast live from Grangemouth coined in more than £3300 for two worthy causes.

By Jonathon Reilly
Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 7:00 am

Friday night’s fundraiser was held by professional bingo caller Jamie Allison – dressed as Susan Boyle – and partner Fraser Milligan in aid of Strathcarron Hospice and Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

The pair, who hail from Larbert, have been running Facebook-based bingo sessions since March’s lockdown.

Last week’s event was filmed in Tapestry Events’ base in Baltic Quay.

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Tapestry Events, of Grangemouth, hosted Jamie and Fraser's Lockdown Bingo with Jamie Allison, dressed as Susan Boyle, and Fraser Milligan. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Delighted to have raised so much for charity, Jamie said: “It was brilliant. It went very well.

“We raised £3307 so each charity will get just over £1600. We had 234 players online. It was the most we’ve raised yet.”

Plans are in the pipeline for future bingo events, however, Jamie is remaining tight-lipped for now.

Jamie Allison and Fraser Milligan in action during the lockdown bingo fundraiser. Picture: Michael Gillen.

He added: “We can't say too much. Join the Facebook page and keep your eyes peeled!”

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