Andy Poynton, Cheryl German, and Michelle Bridge are the latest winners of the £500 Mecca Bingo donation for lockdown heroes who have been helping their communities through the pandemic. Andy and Cheryl created Facebook help groups for aiding locals, while Michelle helped create a food supply and storage space network for those in need.
Andy Poynton founded and moderates the Facebook group called “Wirral Support During Coronavirus.” It has amassed over 11,000 members and become a place for those in need of everything from emotional support to household goods while in lockdown.
Besides working in a Facebook group to help her fellow Birkenhead locals, Cheryl German has been volunteering at Hope for The Hungry in Birkenhead for the last three years.
Michelle Bridge established the social supermarket that began with a couple of food storage units and grew into a working system of constant contributions of groceries, furniture, prams, and whatever else the locals need.
As a thriving mobile bingo site, Mecca Bingo has decided to share its good fortune and ask UK citizens to nominate local heroes who’ve gone above and beyond to help their community during the pandemic. Andy, Cheryl, and Michelle were given £500 each for their exemplary efforts. Julie Donnelly, operations manager at Mecca Birkenhead, said that the company wanted to reward individuals actively working on the betterment of their local society. This campaign is meant to support them in their ongoing efforts.
Mecca Bingo has a well-established reputation, not just as a top slot destination but as a company that gives back to its community. These donations are the latest in their ongoing national campaign of rewarding exemplary individuals throughout the UK: On April 16, 2021, Mecca Bingo donated £500 to Leah Chapman from Leicester, who worked to provide food and care packages to those particularly endangered by COVID-19. The national campaign started in February 2021 has rewarded eight lockdown heroes from across the UK.