Charity cheque presented for £250,000 to Variety ambassador
Angela Rippon at the Houses of Parliament
Pamela Sinclair, Angela Rippon and Miles Baron
Variety supporter Angela Rippon OBE joined Miles Baron, Chief Executive of
The Bingo Association, at a parliamentary reception held by the Association to
celebrate its relationship and hugely successful fundraising for Variety, the
children's charity and 30 years of the National Bingo Game.
The reception was attended by bingo players and charity champions from
across the UK who were joined at the event by a number of MPs. This year
the hard work and efforts of clubs and bingo players from across the industry
and around the country has resulted in over £250,000 being raised for
Variety. This brings the figure raised by bingo to over to in excess of
Angela Rippon said: "I'm very proud to represent Variety today and to take
this opportunity to thank bingo players and staff at clubs nationwide for their
incredible support. It is only with this fundraising and support that Variety can
continue to help young people so that they may reach their full potential"
Angela Rippon has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for
over 40 years, winning multiple awards for her work on both televisions and
radio. She remains committed to Variety, the children's chary, which she
has supported since the 1970s.