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Bingo! Player’s marathon fundraiser for Pet Bereavement Support

Pet Bereavement Charity fundraiser Yvette Price-Mear (red top) is pictures receiving her sponsorship funding from the Nottingham Pet Crematorium owners John & Rita Harbury-Carlisle and Manager Simon Saunders (left).  Photo by Robert Rathbone.
Pet Bereavement Charity fundraiser Yvette Price-Mear (red top) is pictures receiving her sponsorship funding from the Nottingham Pet Crematorium owners John & Rita Harbury-Carlisle and Manager Simon Saunders (left). Photo by Robert Rathbone.

Animal charity fund raiser Yvette Price-Mear has raised more than £1,000 for Pet Bereavement Support during a marathon tour of bingo clubs.

She travelled nearly 650 miles to visit 14 Mecca Bingo clubs including those in Chesterfield, Beeston, Burton-on-Trent and Wednesbury.

Yvette, from Mansfield Woodhouse, stopped at a different club every afternoon and every evening for a game during National Pet Month.

She said: “Pet Bereavement is very important. We offer befriending and support to bereaved pet owners nationwide. This can be a particularly distressing time and usually counselling has a cost. The money raised by this Bingo-a-Thon will be used to provide free support to help people in the community.”

The charity celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 5, the last night of Yvette’s epic f eat.

The trip was sponsored by West Bridgford based Nottingham Pet Crematorium whose owners John and Rita Harbury-Carlisle donated £300 to cover petrol and hotel costs. Mecca Bingo donated the bingo books and food.