Grandmother's Christmas Wish Was Gala Bingo

Grandmother's Christmas Wish Was Gala Bingo

Written by: Glo Wood on 12/12/2013 22:30
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Yvonne Woolf, 73 and diagnosed with terminal cancer, had one wish to play bingo at Gala Bingo again.

Kimberley Newbold, Woolf’s granddaughter, wrote a local newspaper on behalf of her nan who is unable to get much since she’s been ill.

“I love playing bingo. I normally play at Gala Bingo in Greenbridge every Monday but I haven’t been able to go for about six weeks. It’s lovely to be back. I have been playing bingo for years, I have won a couple of hundreds in the past.

“Bingo is so entertaining and it keeps your mind going.”

As a result of Newold’s application to the Swindon Advertiser on behalf of her grandmother, her nan was treated to a £100 shopping spree at Matalan and wore a new outfit to bingo n Wednesday.

“The whole experience has been very uplifting and has brightened Christmas up. I don’t get out very often and it is lovely to be here,” she said.

Kimberley, 32, of Rodbourne, said: “My nan’s diagnosis hit the family hard but she is being incredibly brave and staying positive.

“She is a special lady, who means a lot to me. I couldn’t believe it when I found out my application had been successful. I was in the middle of Asda screaming.

“It’s lovely to be able to put a smile on my nan’s face. We want to thank Matalan, Gala Bingo and the Adver for making this happen.”

Gala Bingo Greenbridge general manager, Steve Rogers, said, “We try and do as much as we can for the local community. It is great to welcome Yvonne back to the club so she can have a great game of bingo.”

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