Historically, live bingo has long been the staple that holds communities together in the UK, but now Mecca Bingo has taken this legacy one step further and stepped up to the honourable task of offering its players some advice that could improve their standard of living.
Not just gamble aware
The Government’s Department of Work and Pensions has recently set up a campaign highlighting pension issues, so that all those who are eligible for pension services in the UK are made aware of how to claim. However despite this huge investment, they have acknowledged that some claimants are being missed and as a result have decided to take their campaign to the grass roots. In response to this need, Mecca Bingo signed up to help breach this gap, with the company keen to pass on details of benefit eligibility to its players as part of its wider services to the community.
Meccabingo.com remains one of the only live bingo halls to have withstood the winds of change that have blown through and against the game of bingo since the 1960’s, and as such have built up an invaluable trust with players of 60 and over through the years. As part of the push to increase awareness that those over sixty can apply for a guaranteed set income for both individuals and couples, Mecca is going to be passing on information that can improve the living standards of many in the UK and can even help those who are eligible get a contribution toward their housing costs and with council tax.
What’s on offer
The law states that Pension Credit can guarantee £130 for an individual and £198.45 for a couple per week. Those eligible may also receive further help, and advice is available on free phone 0800 731 4811.
Proving that live bingo is still at the heart of the community, live halls run by Mecca Bingo and others like it not only provide a leisure pastime that’s plenty of fun to keep people together but also historically have provided invaluable fundraising and awareness campaigns. Raising both money and social awareness is an essential part of helping any community survive tough times and Mecca have demonstrated their commitment to the towns they work in before, leading the incentive to reduce energy costs by giving away energy saving light bulbs before this fantastic move. Here at the Hideout, we congratulate Mecca for responding to their players’ needs once more and hope that many players discover that they can be better off as a result of this campaign.