Cashino help raise £170,000 for CharityFriday, Sep 29, 2017 09:43
Children’s Happiness Involves People
CHIPS, Children’s Happiness Involves People, are celebrating the largest ever single donation of their 16-year history thanks to Cashino and the other members of the Praesepe Group. The charity was set up in 2001 on behalf of the Casino and Gaming Industry to raise much-needed funds to purchase specialized wheelchairs for young people with disabilities. CHIPS provides wheelchairs for children who otherwise would have no access to them and since it was established it has raised over £1.75 million and presented over 400 wheelchairs to young people. Every penny that the charity raises goes directly to providing children with disabilities a better quality of life.
A Record Donation
At a special presentation dinner the Chief Executive of the Praesepe Group, the German-owned casino conglomerate of which Cashino is a part of, Nick Harding presented the co-founder of CHIPS Linda Lindsay with a cheque for £170,000, the largest ever single donation that the charity has received. The money had been raised through various fundraising initiatives undertaken by both staff and customers throughout the Praesepe Group including at Cashino’s 150 high street locations and the Beacon bingo clubs. All of the money will go towards creating tailor-made wheelchairs to meet the unique physical and psychological needs of disabled children.
Addressing the crowd of 105 guests Linda Lindsay praised the work of the Praesepe Group and other casinos in helping to provide wheelchairs for some of the most vulnerable disabled people in the UK. “CHIPS was born out of the UK gaming industry and continues to be funded almost exclusively by the industry. While there are so many organisations who support us, I am indebted to Caesars UK, Genting Casinos, all our regular and some new participants in this room and of course to Praesepe for their commitment and compassion” she said.
Highlighting the specific contribution of Cashino and the other members of the Praesepe she was overcome with emotion at their continued generosity. “Once again Nick and his team have succeeded in bringing me very close to tears with the depth of their generosity and kindness. Each year they break their own fundraising record and each year I struggle to keep my composure. £170,000 is an enormous amount of money and is the result of amazing fundraising initiatives undertaken by both staff and customers throughout the Praesepe estate of Cashino adult gaming centres and Beacon Bingo clubs.”
Cashino is one of the UK’s largest gambling companies. The company has both an online and real-world presence operating at over 150 high street locations as well as through an excellent online platform. Cashino is part of Praesepe Group (which is in turn owned by the German-based gaming and gambling company Gauselmann) who also run the famous Beacon Chain of bingo clubs in Britain. At the Cashino online casino players can enjoy an exciting array of slots, table games, bingo and poker delivered by some of the best games developers in the industry including iSoftBet, Barcrest Games, Williams Interactive and Merkur Gaming. The site is currently only available to UK customers and is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.