Rovers Lotto Bingo raises funds for Alice House

Hartlepool Rovers FC have donated £500 to Alice House Hospice from a Lotto Bingo that was originally set up to raise funds for the rugby club while in lockdown.  

Darren Graves who is the organiser of the Lotto Bingo said.  “Like many businesses, Hartlepool Rovers is struggling for income while in lockdown, and probably will for a while afterwards, so I started the Lotto Bingo as a way of raising funds.    It has proved quite popular and a number of people suggested that some of the money could go to a charity.  Nominations were sought and the overwhelming choice was Alice House.  The rugby club is delighted to be able to help Alice House as an excellent cause who we realise will also have found their income streams are reduced.”

The Club have supported Alice House in the past through fun day events, sportsman’s dinners and other fundraisers; Alice House are very grateful to have been nominated for the donation.

Deputy Fundraising Manager, Greg Hildreth said “We were really happy to hear that the Club had chosen to use their own fundraising to support Hospice patients, this is especially valuable at the moment when most of our usual fundraising activities are not possible. Massive thanks to Darren and everyone else at Rovers for their support – I hope all the Club members and their families stay safe and well during these strange times.”

If you would like to find out more about supporting Alice House Hospice, you can contact Greg on 01429 855529 or email

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