Drive In Bingo Takes Off
The weather in Britain and Ireland of late has been so poor that the thought of going many places has been rather off-putting to many people. You can’t blame people for feeling tired and jaded and a little wary of leaving the house but finding a way to get outside but not having to get wet would be a great thing. You may have thought that drive-ins were a thing of the past but in Waterford, a drive-in bingo game has just become a smash hit with a whole lot of bingo players!
Bingo can help raise funds
The Carers Association of Waterford were behind this idea and it seemed as though they have hit upon a winning idea! The association needs a great deal of money every year to raise funds but as everyone knows, the Irish economy has been struggling of late. However, with well over 100 cars coming to the event, many with 2 or 3 people in them, there was a great turn-out for great cause.
Local businesses were quick to get behind the event with the majority of prizes being provided by local firms. This showed a great sense of community but the added attention wouldn’t have done the firms any harm! There were BBQs, rugs and even doorstops up for grabs and one firm provided the lorry for which all announcements were made from. It just shows you how different people and groups can come together if there is a worthwhile cause at the end of it all.
Bingo fans need sustenance
In addition to the bingo fun, there was also a pop up shop which was selling sweets and drinks. Every little helps but no doubt the fact that some people would have had to have gotten out of their cars may have felt slightly annoying! However, this added to the money raised on the night and the organisers were very happy to announce that they had managed to raise over 3,000 euros with the drive in bingo event. That is definitely something worth talking about and put the organisers well on their way to earning the 15,000 euros they need to stay open each year. You could argue that 5 drive-in bingo nights a year would raise that amount of money but there is definitely a feeling that while many people enjoyed the evening as a one-off, the novelty would very quickly wear off it was to become a more regular thing.