Gala Bingo Online Launches Fundraising Everest Game
on: September 02, 2009, 3:43 am
Author: Gala Coral Group
Bingo is launching a fundraising Everest game to support its team
of intrepid employees who are gearing up to trek to Everest Base
Camp for charity in October.
is hoped the extreme challenge, which will see a 24-strong team
of employees trek 75 miles and ascending 2700 metres up the world’s
highest mountain, will raise £100k for Gala Coral’s
group-wide charity Sue Ryder Care.
Everest trek is just one of a number of ongoing initiatives by
Gala Coral Group, that aims to raise £1million by 2010 for
the charity, which provides expert and compassionate care to people
living with conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, stroke
and Huntington’s Disease.
game started on 27 August and runs for eight weeks, with 10% of
ticket sales from the new Everest online
bingo game going towards the fundraising total. The game takes
place weekly on a Thursday evening at 19.25 (GMT).
Woodward, chief executive at Sue Ryder Care, said: "We’re
delighted that a group of employees have volunteered to trek to
Everest Base Camp to help raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Care.
We hope as many people as possible support their fundraising effort
through the dedicated bingo
game. By supporting Sue Ryder Care, people across the country
help us make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people
we care for each year."
adventurous trek, which can cause mountain altitude sickness,
DVTs and dehydration, will commence at Lukla on October 16 and
finish at Everest Base Camp on November 3.
Gala Bingo is part of
Gala Coral Group’s Remote Gambling division. This division
is responsible for the development, management and operation of
the Group's E-Commerce activities in the UK and worldwide through
Coral.co.uk, Eurobet.com, galabingo.com and Galacasino .co.uk.
division also operates Coral Telebet, our telephone betting business
and is the UK's first operator of digital interactive televised
bingo by pushing the red button on Gala TV (Sky channel 861).
Sue Ryder Care
Sue Ryder Care is a leading healthcare charity providing specialist
palliative, neurological and community based services. Sue Ryder
provides four million hours a year of expert and compassionate
care and support for people living with serious illnesses and
conditions, as well as their families and loved ones. Sue Ryder
enables people living with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone
disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington Disease, to get the
best from their lives. Sue Ryder believes that everyone who needs
our expert care should be able to receive it and live their lives
with dignity, independence and free from pain. www.suerydercare.org
For further information please contact:
Online PR Manager
Gala Coral Group
10-24 Church Street West