Alison Hammond to Host Charity Bingo Night

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Leading online bingo company Crown Bingo are holding a Charity Bingo Night to honour their new celebrity member Alison Hammond.

We are delighted to have Alison on board with us and following the success of her previous chat room appearance we are hoping that we will have a record breaking month for our charity donations

Leading online bingo company Crown Bingo are holding a Charity Bingo Night to honour their new celebrity member Alison Hammond.

Alison Hammond joined Crown Bingo on October 1st as the new face of Britain's friendliest online bingo site - and since then she has become a big fan of the site. Following a very successful chat room appearance earlier in the month, Alison will be in the chat room again to host the Charity Bingo event in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. She promises there will be chat games and plenty of fun on offer.

Alison had this to say; "I support Teenage Cancer Trust mainly because a lot of teenage cancers go undiagnosed and are missed, so I wanted to highlight this in order for teenagers themselves to recognise signs and make parents more aware. I found my first session in the chat room very fast paced but so much fun. I didn't realise there were such nice people in the chat rooms. I'm really looking forward to the next one".

A spokesperson from the Teenage Cancer Trust
said: "We're delighted that Alison Hammond is continuing to support Teenage Cancer Trust through our partnership with Crown Bingo. Alison has been involved with the charity since she helped to launch our appeal in Birmingham, where we are building a brand new unit for teenagers with cancer at the Children's Hospital. Her support, and that of Crown Bingo, will help Teenage Cancer Trust make a real difference to many of the teenagers and young people diagnosed with cancer every year."

The Teenage Cancer Trust ensures that young cancer patients get the best possible care in hospital and the chance to do all the things that other teenagers do by funding specialist units in NHS hospitals. As well as superior medical facilities, units have day rooms, kitchens, chill-out rooms and gardens where teenagers and young people can relax and feel at home while being treated. They estimate that four out of 10 teenagers diagnosed with cancer currently have access to the dedicated, specialist support provided by our units. Their aim is to build enough units so that by 2012 every teenager will be treated in one.

Crown Bingo's Charity Coordinator Kirsty Bates said: "We are delighted to have Alison on board with us and following the success of her previous chat room appearance we are hoping that we will have a record breaking month for our charity donations".

Previous charities that Crown Bingo has worked with include The Variety Club, Cancer Research, St. Oswald's Hospice, Orchid Cancer Awareness and the Rainbow Trust.

To raise money for this cause 50% of the prize pools will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust from all the games of bingo between 7pm and 9pm on Monday 20th of October in Room 2.

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