Haverhill mum’s charity bingo night at Castle Camps pub nets £400

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Word of mouth, Facebook and lots of human kindness helped the organiser of a charity bingo night raise £400 for The National Autistic Society.

The event was attended by almost 40 people when it was held at the Cock Inn, Castle Camps last Thursday (April 17).

It was organised by Laura Robinson, from Mildenhall Place, Haverhill, who works part time at the pub but also has a five year old son, Ellis, who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

Laura follows the charity on Facebook and came up with the idea for the bingo night after a chat with her boss at the pub, Lesley Clark.

Laura explained: “My boss said to me if you ever want to do anything we will help. We’ve left it and because April is Autistic Awareness Month we thought it was a good time to do something about it.”

Laura promoted the night on Facebook and by telling her friends. All the prizes for the raffle held on the night were also donated thanks to word getting around.

“I was absolutely amazed by how much was raised and by people’s generosity and by the number of people that came,” added Laura.

Another fund-raiser will be staged at the pub at a future date.

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