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Bingo Mingle: eyes down for a night of friendship and fun!

Did you know?

  • Bingo originated in Italy and is descended from Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia, the Italian national lottery, which has been played since 1530.
  • Bingo was popularised by a New York toy salesman, Edwin S Lowe, who, back in December 1929 came across the game being played at a fair in Jacksonville Georgia. The pitchman told Lowe that he had come across the game being played at fairs in Germany. Lowe returned home and recreated the game for friends. Upon seeing how popular it proved to be he decided to produce it as a boxed game, ‘Beano’. It is believed that the name change came about as a result of a friend, who when playing got so excited that she shouted ‘bingo!’. A similar version of the game known as ‘Housey-Housey’ was also being played in the UK at the same time, which went on to also be known as bingo.
  • The Queen is a big fan, although we can't help wondering if she shouts 'palace' instead of 'house'?!

This year, our 30th year, we should have been hosting our popular Family Conference. The conference is a weekend for families and individuals affected by CGD to meet others and listen to presentations on the latest research and treatments for CGD. It's also a chance to have a bit of fun. Due to COVID-19 we sadly had to cancel this event

However, we would still like to come together to mark our 30th year and to finally meet again. So, how about a game of on-line bingo? We have some fabulous prizes to give away and entry is free!

Bingo details:

Date:  Wed 28 July
Time:  7.00 pm - 8.00 pm BST
Venue : Via Zoom - contact for Zoom sign in details
Price :  1st bingo card - FREE!  Donations to purchase others (must be purchased pre-game night). The donation amount is up to you. Donations can be made here :

Deadline to sign up to attend: End of day Tuesday 27 July

2 x games to be played on the night.  Prizes for one line, two lines and a full house and don't forget to have a beverage of your choice ready. Don't miss out - register your interest today!