Thursday, March 19, 2009

Obama Bingo Raises money for Sue Ryder Charity

19th March 2009

Kezia Obama is a self confessed bingo fan. As a regular player at her local Gala hall, Kezia became a celebrity overnight when her son in law Barack Obama won the US Presidential election late last year.

Obama who was the first African American President in the U.S won by a huge majority and was sworn in earlier this year. Meanwhile his stepmother Kezia, who lives in the UK, was busy raising money for charity with popular gaming brand, Gala Bingo.

Kezia held her own online game during the inauguration which raised £10,000 for the Sue Ryder charity. Gala Bingo therefore decided to match however much Kezia's game raised, bringing the total to an impressive £20,000.

She said in a statement, “It is great that I have been able to use my good fortune to help Sue Ryder Care, thanks to galabingo.com."

Bridget Auger spokeswoman for the charity, said: “We’re thrilled that galabingo.com’s recent initiative raised such a fantastic amount of money for Sue Ryder Care.

"On behalf of the charity I’d like to extend a sincere thanks to everybody who got involved and to galabingo.com for its ongoing support."

Gala Bingo hold numerous Charity games throughout the year, and Foxy Bingo also helped raise an massive £150,000 for Comic Relief last week.

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