Profits from cash bingo night reinvested in the community
By Maurice Garvey
SOCIAL enterprise group Sedco launched a new cash bingo night at the Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre on Friday night. Win-Win Bingo will be held every Friday with prize money of up to €2,500 per night.
A mini-bus is being provided to transport elderly punters to the community run event, which is operated by Impact Events in association in conjunction with Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre and the Ballyfermot Community Association.
All profits from the event will be reinvested back into community development projects, according to Sedco CEO Rónán Ó Dálaigh.
“It’s exciting because it’s being run by the community for the community and will give local people a sense of ownership over the bingo nights,” said Rónán.
Bingo books will be available starting at €8 for a single, and €15 for a double, with free tea and coffee, along with raffle prizes sponsored by local businesses.
Rónán continued: “We’re looking to recruit a bingo caller with a big personality to bring a good atmosphere of fun and entertainment. But we don’t want it to be just about bingo, we want the nights to be the social event of the week for people of all ages and interests.
“We’re also looking to recruit a host of enthusiastic volunteers and give young people an opportunity to gain experience in event management, marketing and PR, community development, as well as many other skills for future employment.”
Sedco are incubating four social businesses in Ballyfermot – 9th Lock Microbrewery, recruitment agency Hire Vibes, Impact Events and tech startup Thriftify.
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If you need a lift on the night call Dave on 086 355 6044.