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.
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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.

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

Tapestry Events, of Grangemouth, hosted Jamie and Fraser's Lockdown Bingo with Jamie Allison, dressed as Susan Boyle, and Fraser Milligan. Picture: Michael Gillen.Tapestry Events, of Grangemouth, hosted Jamie and Fraser's Lockdown Bingo with Jamie Allison, dressed as Susan Boyle, and Fraser Milligan. Picture: Michael Gillen.
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.Jamie Allison and Fraser Milligan in action during the lockdown bingo fundraiser. Picture: Michael Gillen.
Jamie Allison and Fraser Milligan in action during the lockdown bingo fundraiser. Picture: Michael Gillen.
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He added: “We can't say too much. Join the Facebook page and keep your eyes peeled!”

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