Mecca Bingo Buddy of the yearGreat news from Mecca Bingo, they have just named their Mecca Bingo Buddy of the Year 2010 and it is the lovely Valerie Harkin from Glasgow.  Valerie runs a cleaning company with her friend Alan Young, they became firm friends after playing bingo together at the Mecca Bingo hall in Glasgow.  Alan nominated Valerie because she helped to turn his life around when he was feeling very ‘low’ , starting the company together helped transform him and he has always looked forward to a bright future ever since. The finals were held on Monday 22nd March at the Mecca Bingo hall in Wednesbury.

Tough competition form the other finalists

The bonny lassie had already managed to clean up the Regional Mecca Bingo Buddy competition for Scotland, winning a year’s supply of fab Cadburys chocolate in the process, then went for a full spring clean by scooping the final title too.  The wonderful Bingo Buddy of the year fought of fierce competition from other likely contenders Gemma Morris and Staci Lally, both ladies managed to achieve joint runners up places.  Gemma won the Mecca Bingo Buddy Regional title for North London and East Anglia and was nominated by her friend Sarah.  Sarah wanted to say thank you to Gemma for all her help and for cheering her up after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Staci won the North West Mecca Bingo Buddy regional title after her nomination by her sister Stephanie.  Stephanie wanted to thank her big sister Staci for looking after her since their mother died, Staci took on the role of career for her sister at the young age of 19 becoming a parent and role model for the very grateful Stephanie.

Holiday of a lifetime

The judges headed by the wonderful Lorraine Kelly, had a terrible job trying to choose a winner as all of the ladies were so worthy of the title, in the end though Valerie managed to clean the floor with all the competition.  Readers may remember our article from the beginning of March when we reported on the finals of the Mecca Bingo Buddy competition.  The lucky winner will now have the dream trip of a lifetime with a Mediterranean cruise for two which is the prize for winning this coveted bingo title.