Duo raise £900 for cancer charity

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BRAVE bingo club workers took to the skies to help raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Natalie Pringle, 20, and Lorna Hammill, 21, who work at Mecca Bingo in Hartlepool, managed to raise £900 for national charity Marie Curie Cancer Care by taking part in a sky dive.

The duo, from the club on Warrior Retail Park, took part alongside team members from across the UK.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is Mecca Bingo’s chosen charity for this year and staff have managed to raise £12,000.

Gavin Lee, general manager at Mecca Hartlepool, said: “To agree to jump out of a plane for charity is just incredible and shows how passionate the team is in its support for Marie Curie.

“I’m so impressed by the fundraising efforts of everyone since the start of the year.

“All the money we’ve raised will help the charity provide free home nursing care and support for terminally ill people and their families.”

So far Hartlepool’s Mecca Bingo has raised more than £2,600 this year through fundraising events for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Every £20 raised from the partnership will provide an hour of Marie Curie nursing care in local communities across the UK.

The sky dive was held in late September at Hinton Airfield, in Northamptonshire.