On Wednesday 20th June Bubble & Squeak had a rather special intergenerational bingo event take place at Old Oak Primary School.
Using the connecting platform Neighbourly Bubble & Squeak partnered up with their nearest Marks and Spencer store in White City, who came to help out at our last intergenerational bingo event of the school year!
Between 18th - 22nd June, staff from every M&S store in the UK had the opportunity to volunteer for a project that will create a lasting benefit to a local charity or community organisation. A huge range of events was planned, from revamping community centres to hosting tea parties for service users, to visual merchandising of charity shops.
We were lucky to be chosen by the White City Team who sent down ten volunteers to help out at the event. Everyone was amazing at pitching in to help out at the event, doing a lot of carrying, cutting, cleaning, serving and all-around amazing teamwork!
The concept followed the same set up as our last event with the children working together with an older person to win a bingo prize. This time we had the generous prize donations from Marks & Spener team and anticipation was high!
Thank you City Harvest for the amazing donation of surplus cakes. We had some amazing feedback from the older people who came to the event, from the prizes to the staff to the refreshments. A HUGE thank you again to Marks & Spencer White City store.