PREVIEW: Bongo’s Bingo announces 6 free shows for NHS staff and emergency workers.
Posted on April 6th 2020 by Whats on Northeast
Special shows to take place at Boiler Shop in Newcastle, followed by Content in Liverpool, The Grand in London, The Albert Hall in Manchester, SWG3 in Glasgow and Athena in Leicester later in the year…
As a truly unprecedented crisis grips the UK and the world, life has changed rapidly in many strange and surreal ways.
What was once alien now feels oddly familiar, and things taken for granted are not currently possible.
And adapting to the virus’ threat has put many things into focus, and what is really important – everyone’s health first and foremost, and the valiant people who are saving lives across the UK right now; doctors, nurses, the police force, fire service and all emergency workers.
During this crisis, Bongo’s Bingo have already been raising money for the NHS through their live streams on Twitch. The team have also been working to do as much as possible for key workers, including using company vehicles and drivers to take NHS staff to and from work at The Royal NHS Hospital Liverpool.
They are now very proud to announce 6 special free shows taking place later in the year exclusively for NHS staff and emergency workers. One free show will take place locally at Boiler Shop in Newcastle, and also around the UK at Content in Liverpool, The Grand in London, The Albert Hall in Manchester, A SWG3 in Glasgow and Athena in Leicester. Dates will be confirmed later on and how to apply for tickets will be announced on Bongo’s Bingo’s social media.
The crisis has shown just how important the NHS and all emergency workers are. Joshua Burke, Bongo’s Bingo’s co-founder, explains: “I think pretty much everyone now has been affected in some way or another by this terrible situation. I also think now that everyone is realising what an incredible job the NHS and emergency workers are doing for us all, putting their lives on the line each day. If we can help them even a little bit then it’s giving something back to these amazing women and men, and the free shows are a thank-you from us for all of their efforts. My parents were both NHS nurses, so this is something very close to my heart.”
Bongo’s Bingo’s free to play online shows on streaming platform – check Twitch.tv/bongosbingo – have been a huge success. Over 1 million people have streamed the shows over the first two weeks with thousands of pounds donated to the NHS. Twitch has already seen over 250k hours of streamed shows for anyone wanting some familiar Bongo’s Bingo escapism and mayhem. The streams are every Tuesday and Saturday each week.
Watch the live streams on twitch.tv/bongosbingo and Ladbible