Mary Sturman Celebrates 100th Birthday at Gala Bingo

Mary Sturman Celebrates 100th Birthday at Gala Bingo

Written by: Nikola Zugic on 20/12/2010 08:50
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A loyal bingo player who has been playing at Gala bingo in Sheffield for over ten years has recently celebrated her 100th Birthday in style with a surprise party laid on with the help of Gala bingo staff.

Popular player. Mary Sturman has been playing at the Gala bingo club on Kilner Way every Sunday for well over a decade. It was the sheer enjoyment that Mary gains from the club that prompted her daughter to contact Gala Bingo manager David Ryley who took the decision to help make the special birthday an extra special event.


Mary was picked up and driven to the club in a limousine where she was greeted by her friends before being led up a red carpet into the bingo hall, 100 of her friends and family joined her and enjoyed a Christmas banquet, Mary turned 100 on 15th December 2010.

Manager David Ryley said: “Mary comes down to the club every Sunday without fail, so we wanted to ensure we marked this momentous occasion properly. It was absolutely fantastic to see so many people join in the celebrations and watch Mary blow out the candles on her cake for her big day.”


Mary’s daughter, Winifred Brazer said: “My Mum was completely shocked and overwhelmed by her surprise and the turnout at the club on Sunday. She absolutely loves going to Gala Bingo every week and looks forward to catching up with all her friends and staff as everyone is so friendly.

She added: “The day was absolutely fantastic and she had a great time. She even got up and danced with the staff at one point! Thank you so much Gala Bingo for making her birthday so special.”


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