December 2019

An Award Winning Game – BINGO!

Party Conference Bingo, secures full house Win for The Bingo Association and PLMR at 2019 PRCA Awards.

The Bingo Association in conjunction with Westminster based agency PLMR won an award for hosting best Party Conference Reception at the 2019 PRCA Public Affairs Awards.The award was won for the “Charity Conference Bingo” reception which was held at both the major party conferences. The Bingo Association were keen to run a unique party conference event where we could highlight the wider contribution that the bingo industry makes to communities every day.

PLMR’s Public Affairs team and The Bingo Association, planned the concept of “Conference Bingo”, deciding that the focus should be on the fun element of bingo, creating an environment that was different to the heavy political debate and focus on Brexit negotiations. The event allowed delegates to engage with important issues such as how bingo can contribute to tackling loneliness in our society, whilst raising money for charity.

The reception was a great success – at the Conservative Party Conference the first game was called by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, RT Hon Nicky Morgan MP and was attended by over 90 people and media outlets, including The Telegraph, Sky News and BBC Radio 5 Live. In Brighton at the Labour Party Conference The Bingo Association were joined by Carolyn Harris, Chair of the APPG for Gambling Related Harm, Dawn Butler, Shadow Women and Equalities Minister and the Chair of the APPG for Bingo and Anna Turley as our special guest callers.

As part of “Conference Bingo”, winners were invited to donate their winning prize to a charity of their choice, resulting in The Bingo Association donating over £1,000 to charities including Help for Heroes, Cancer Research UK, Mind and The Children’s Society. To date The Bingo Association has also raised £1.6m for our charity of choice, Variety – the children’s charity.

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