Team members from Mecca Bingo proved they were game for a laugh as they tucked in to some bushtucker grub – all in the name of charity.
Rebecca Reeves and Mark Brenton, who are part of the senior team at the Berryden venue, braved the storm and agreed to take on a stomach-churning challenge, which included a menu of creepy crawlies including critter cocktails, mealworms and buffalo worms on a bed of lettuce sprinkled with dry cricket flour.
Incredibly, they and the rest of the Aberdeen team have helped reach a fundraising milestone for the deserving charity Carers Trust.
The partnership between Carers Trust and the Rank Group, which owns Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, first began in February 2014.
Since then its employees from Mecca Bingo in Aberdeen have worked hard to raise as much money as possible by undertaking various charity initiatives and fundraising activities in the local area.
Thanks to those who braved the critter challenge, and the relentless dedication of their teams and fantastic support from their customers, Rank Group has hit a fantastic £2 million fundraising milestone for Carers Trust.
Paul MacPhee, general manager at Mecca Aberdeen, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the efforts of all our team members and, most importantly, our customers and everyone in Aberdeen who has dug deep into their pockets to help us support such a worthwhile charity.
“The sad reality is that three in five people will become carers in the UK at some point in their lives and with seven million carers in the UK already it’s crucial that there is funding available to provide the important support they need.
“We’re delighted to know that we have contributed in some way to the invaluable help the charity offers and will continue our fundraising endeavours to ensure Carers Trust can carry on assisting the amazing people who desperately need their support.”
The funds raised will go towards Rank Cares Grant Funds which were set up to provide financial support to carers aged 16 and above.
The aim of these funds is to help remove the barriers placed on a person by their caring role and reduce some of the stress and isolation that can come with caring.