Barmouth bingo fundraiser night a great success

Date: 21/11/2019

A successful bingo night in Barmouth recently raised over £835 for a local good cause called 'Josh's Lighthouse Project.'

The evening was organized by members of Barmouth Community Club, with the support of Nia Rees (Youth Support Worker), staff from Byw’n Iach, Rhona Lewis (Community Club Volunteer) and Lisa Williams (Youth Worker).

The aim was to raise money for a good cause, as well as to complete an Agored Cymru accreditation in Teamwork.

Everybody had great fun on the night, with 130 people attending the event. PCSO Mark Hughes (Porthmadog local PCSO) was invited to attend as the bingo caller, and the prizes were provided through the generosity of over 30 local businesses.

'Josh's Lighthouse Project' is a non-profitable organisation that raises awareness of self-harm and suicide among young people. Josh’s family were there on the night to support the event.

Barclays Bank will also donate an equivalent amount to the Gwynedd and Anglesey Mind charity, which promotes better mental health and wellbeing for all.

Nia Rees, Gwynedd Youth Support Worker, said: “I'm so proud to have had the experience of working with a group of young people who have such a passion to do something good for their community.

"They would like to thank everyone who attended on the night to support the cause, and would like to say a big thank you to all the local businesses for their generosity in providing fantastic prizes for the evening for free."

Councillor Dilwyn Morgan, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “It's great to see a group of young people taking such a leading role in doing something so positive for the benefit of the community and good causes.

“I would like to thank the young people for all their hard work, to Gwynedd Youth Service and staff of Byw’n Iach for assisting them, and to everyone else who supported the event and made it a success. Well done everyone! ”

Image: Back row (left to right) – Paul Owen (Byw’n Iach), Rhona Lewis (Community Club Volunteer), Nia Rees (Youth Support Worker) and Lisa Williams (Youth Worker).

Front row (left to right) – Evie, Jess, Ruby, Georgie (who organised the event).