Bingo players and gamers in Ilkeston have played their part in raising more than £100,000 for a charity that helps young people with severe mobility problems.
The cash was raised over a year for CHIPS, a charity which provides specialised powered wheelchairs for young people.
The money has resulted in 17 youngsters around the country receiving state-of-the-art wheelchairs including ten-year-old Robert Bock, of Ilkeston, who has cerebral palsy.
Phil Gibbs, marketing manager for Cashino and Beacon Bingo“CHIPS is a very worthy cause for our fundraising - the wheelchairs make such a difference to the lives of these young people, helping them become more mobile and do a lot of things they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.
“It’s been a great effort by our staff and customers this year and hopefully our continued efforts will help to raise much needed funds for many more wheelchairs in the future.”
Customers and staff at both the South Street and Bath Street branches of Cashino as well as the Beacon Bingo hall helped to raise the money.
Co-founder of CHIPS, Linda Lindsay added: “Cashino and Beacon Bingo are two of our main fundraisers and were it not for them, these children wouldn’t have an opportunity to combat their disabilities with such a valuable resource.
“We are very grateful to those involved.”