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ELLESMERE PORT, UK – Mecca Bingo in Ellesmere Port is celebrating today after raising over £1,800 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The sum raised by the bingo hall is much more than the £1,000 target and will help the cancer charity even more than they had hoped.

Gary Shanks, manager of the Mecca Bingo hall in Ellesmere Port said, “It’s inspiring to see how generous people have been, especially given how difficult this year has been financially for many. Our success is without doubt down to the members of the team around me and to our customers. Everyone has been dedicated to doing their bit to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. We just wouldn’t have achieved this without them.”

According to an article in the Ellesmere Port Pioneer, fundraising activities throughout the year included holding a Blooming Great Tea Party for customers, taking part in the Great Daffodil Appeal and other fundraising initiatives.

The money raised will all go to help fund Marie Curie Nurses who care for terminally ill people in their own homes.

Local Marie Curie Cancer Care fundraiser Siobhan Heffernan was delighted with the amount of money raised by the bingo hall customers and said that “Every £20 raised will help provide an hour of care for terminally ill people”.

Across the country, Mecca Bingo members and customers are helping to raise a total of £200,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, which will provide 10,000 hours of nursing care for cancer sufferers.