Women’s Football have done it again, smashing what they could have ever hoped to achieve and raising £809 for Cancer Research UK in just two hours! Their secret..? Bingo!
Charity Secretary of the club, Helena Fox spent the best part of two months organising the event which took place in Stumble Inn, chasing up various companies for their amazing donations, including many of Royal Holloway’s on campus outlets like the Students’ Union, Tommy’s Bar, Medicine, the College Shop, and the Sport’s Centre!
“Bingo was unbelievable! I’m overwhelmed by how many people braved a freezing Thursday night to come out and support this incredible cause” says Helena. The night consisted of three rounds of bingo, hosted by the legend that is, Rhubarb TV’s Kate Burns, who had no trouble keeping it lively! The winners of each round received prizes such as paintballing tickets, Nandos vouchers, and a package deal from Medicine!
“It was especially great to see other clubs there to support us! Women’s Rugby were there in force, as well as some of Hockey and Netball!” The unexpected focus of the night however turned out to be the raffle, with people spending up to £10 on tickets for a chance to win entry to Thorpe Park, sweet hampers, Top Golf vouchers and gym give-aways from RHUL Sport!
“It was a successful night to say the least!” Claims Helena. ” I’m so pleased to have been a part of raising money for such a worthy cause.”