Submitted by Steve on 11:51, 7th Aug, 2014 | 0

Last night at the Market Bistro the GSPCA held its first Bingo Night.

The Pie & Mash Bingo Bash as it was called took place within the inner market building where the Market Bistro and their team catered, fed an watered the budding bingo players.

With over 60 in attendance the money raised was in aid of the GSPCA and helping animals in Guernsey.

For just £14.50 for adults and £10.50 for children the price included 8 games of bingo and at the interval a buffet style pie and mash.

Each table had a theme and a story, as each was named after an animal either in the care or had been at the GSPCA.

At the mid interval when the food was served there were 4 pies which included steak & mushroom, chicken, vegetarian and a very popular wheat, gluten and dairy free option, all served with some lovely mash.  Many had seconds and a few even had thirds.

With dabbers on sale and a lot of bingo lingo called, the audience certainly got involved with 'Beep Beeps' for 53 to whistling for 'Legs 11'.

There were prizes for the first line of which we had double winners on two of the rounds which each had a GSPCA teddy and some had cash prizes.  The final game had the grand prize sum of £100 and the very unlikely winning number was '13'.

Sarah Ozanne couldn't believe her eyes when the number was called and even more shocked were the crowd that the infamous 13 was the winning number for the biggest pot.

Sarah Ozanne the winner of the main prize said "I really couldn't believe it I looked and saw I had only two numbers left and then they were both called with unlucky 13 being the winner."

"We had a really great time on our table and the food was lovely."

Yvonne Chauvel who attended said "What a fabulous night, we all had a great time."

Frances Browning who attended said "Fabulous evening! Thank you to everyone at the GSPCA see you at the next one!"

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager and Bingo Lingo Caller said "It really was a wonderful night, with lovely people having lots of fun raising funds to help animals in Guernsey."

"From all that went and the GSPCA a huge thank you to Shaun and the team at the Market Bistro for making it such a great event and fantastic food."

"I think we were all a little shocked that the number 13 was drawn as the grand prize winner of £100." 

"There were two surprised ladies, Sue Digard and Yvonne Blundell as we brought out a birthday cake for each with some giant sparkly candles and we all sang to them."

"We have already penciled in the next date for another Bingo evening which will be on Tuesday the 16th September at the Market Bistro and this one will have a Mexican theme as it is the Mexican Independence Day."

"If there are any pubs or groups that would like to have a bingo night in aid of the GSPCA then we have all the kit here ready to go from the bingo machine to a PA system, the books and even dabbers to sell on the night."

"Thank you to everyone involved and supported the GSPCA Pie and Mash Bingo Bash, it was a great night and we are still totaling the amount raised and will let everyone know soon."

Each of the tables names and stories were:

Table Name - Muriel the Kestrel - Muriel was rescued in L’Ancresse after being found in the road. This week she was released back in the wild

Table Name – Eden & Trinity - Eden a grey seal pup rescued at Pleinmount and Trinity rescued on the slip way below Castle Cornet this year are now back in the wild having been released on Jethou thanks to Bumblebee Cruises

Table Name –  Phoenix the kitten - Phoenix was found in the St Peter Port area whilst a gentleman was strimming. Sadly Phoenix was cut but the feral kitten was rushed to the Shelter cared for & she is now a happy friendly kitten in a new home.

Table Name – Tiggy & Winkle the hedgehogs Tiggy & Winkle are only 2 weeks of age and are currently being hand reared at the GSPCA

Table Name – Charlie the Umbrella Cockatoo - Charlie is a 22 year old Umbrella Cockatoo that is in need of a new home. He is very loud & needs a lot of time & attention. He loves to say ‘Hello’ & ‘Charlie Chocolate’

Table Name – Cassie the American Cocker Spaniel - Cassie an American Cocker Spaniel sadly has chronic ear problems. She is in a new & loving home with a member of staff. She is still being treated to help heal them.

Table Name – Doretta the Rabbit Doretta the rabbit is a lovely adult bunny that has been at the GSPCA since December 2012 & sadly still hasn’t found a forever home, could you help her?

Table Name – Blakey the Ferret - Blakey the ferret is a lovely ferret that loves his sleep. Blakey was found as a stray in St Peters in October 2013 & we would love to find him a home.

Table Name – Barry the Long Eared Bat Barry the Long Eared Bat was found and rescued last night. He arrived at the Shelter just after 7pm and he is now which a specialist bat volunteer.

If you would like to register your place for the Mexican Bingo Fiesta on Tuesday 16th September please call 01481 257261 or email [email protected]

Pie & Mash Bingo Bash at the Market Bistro with the GSPCA in Guernsey  Pie & Mash Bingo Bash at the Market Bistro with the GSPCA in Guernsey   Pie & Mash Bingo Bash at the Market Bistro with the GSPCA in Guernsey

To see lots of pictures from the evening please click here

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