Bubble & Squeak BINGO TAKE OVER! A big success powered by surplus food

On Tuesday we hosted our Bubble & Squeak BINGO TAKE OVER at Old Oak Primary School. 

We had over 50 older and younger people get together from the local community for our intergenerational event. 

Grandparents and non-grandparents alike were partnered up with their younger helper. The aim of the game was to skill share and most importantly have fun! 

Hosted by our Bingo compere Fleur (dressed in suitably sparkly attire), the children in their own bingo fancy dress jumped into action when their corresponding number was called out, adding an extra level of excitement to the game. The 'two fat ladies' were a particular hit with the crowd. 

We had prizes too! With both children and adult prize tables of lovely goodies. 

In the interval, guests were entertained by the creative Dance West Final Performance inspired by the superhero movie Black Panther. 

The tables were decorated with beautiful flowers donated by the Felix Project. With food refreshments of cake, biscuits and tea donated by City Harvest and the Felix Project. 

Site Manager Bill went out of his way to pick up and drop off in the school minibus a group of local older people from John Betts Housing to come along. 

Guests on their way out picked up their shopping at our 'pay as you feel' surplus food stall manned by our food waste warrior volunteers. 

A big thank you to everybody who came along, to all the staff at Old Oak Primary for making the event such a success, to City Harvest and the Felix Project for such wonder donations of surplus goods, to Jean from Friendship club for her very kind Bingo machine loan and to Lydia for upping those Bingo standards. 

Lastly to the Bubble & Squeakers at Old Oak Primary School who did such a fantastic job. 

We look forward to the next one!