Bingo night is a winner

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A FUNDRAISING bingo night in aid of the Coronation Day Centre has been hailed a roaring success.

There was a great turnout of players last Friday evening, raising around £800.

The Next Step Progress Voluntary Group has set about fundraising for the Coronation Day Centre, a much-needed facility in the community. The group is undertaking a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) entitled Working with Others. The programme is being delivered by the Lowland Training Programme and is supported by the council’s Community Learning & Development Service.

At half-time a cuppa was laid on for all the players along with some delicious home-baking.

Bingo caller Danny Robson, part of the Next Step programme, said: “I was volunteered to take the stage for the first time to call out the numbers after the bingo caller cried off. Although nervous as first, as it is for a local charity I was willing to give it a go.”

Spokesperson Brian Muir from the group said: “We read in the local press about the day centre being in dire need of funds for this well used facility. We had a charity chest-waxing last month. The turnout for the bingo night was exceptional, showing how much the community cares about the Coronation Day Centre. I must thank all who helped out and those who kindly donated prizes.”