When you are playing your regular game of online bingo spare a thought for the madness of the Gala Coral team who have scaled the heights of Mount Everest to play the highest game of bingo ever played. Obviously regular online bingo players are all well versed at playing the highest jackpot bingo games but we usually do that in the comfort of our own homes or if we are feeling particularly energetic then maybe a trip to our local Gala Bingo hall. However the 25 intrepid Gala Bingo staff members scaled Everest to play bingo at 17,500 feet all in the aid of charity.
Gala Bingo have been raising funds for Sue Ryder Care and had a figure of £100,000 as their fundraising target, and luckily for the team of brave Gala Bingo charity mountain climbers they have managed to beat their target. The Chief Executive of Sue Ryder Care, Paul Woodward, said of the Gala Coral fundraising efforts: “On behalf of everyone at Sue Ryder Care I want to say a massive thank you and congratulations to the Gala Coral Everest Base Camp Trekkers. This is a truly fantastic endeavour– firstly in completing the trek but also in the tremendous amount of money that has been raised. This money will go a long way in supporting our work in caring for people living with conditions including Cancer, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Brain injury”.
The Gala team are obviously proud of their achievements in not only setting a world record for a bingo game but also of managing to raise such a huge sum for such a worthwhile charity. The money raised for the Sue Ryder Care charity will go towards helping those who are affected by cancer, multiple sclerosis, stroke or brain injury. So remember next time you sit down to play your online bingo games at Gala Bingo that it could be a worse experience, you could after all be suffering from frostbite, altitude sickness or dehydration!