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Chocolate bingo boosts London Marathon runner's fundraising

PUBLISHED: 23:33 25 February 2018 | UPDATED: 23:33 25 February 2018

The chocolate bingo evening at Roydon Village Hall. Picture: CONRAD ALLUM

The chocolate bingo evening at Roydon Village Hall. Picture: CONRAD ALLUM

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Hundreds of people took part in a chocolate bingo to help a London Marathon runner's fundraising efforts.

The chocolate bingo evening at Roydon Village Hall. Picture: CONRAD ALLUMThe chocolate bingo evening at Roydon Village Hall. Picture: CONRAD ALLUM

The event at Roydon Village Hall on Saturday, February 17 raised £1,703 towards Conrad Allum’s effort to support Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA), which provides grants to visually impaired children and support to their families.

The evening was organised by Mr Allum’s mum, Linda Allum, and her friend Gillian Lowen, with celebrity voices calling out the bingo numbers and causing much laughter.

It helped the Thwaite-born 27-year-old runner surpass his initial fundraising target of £1,500.

Mr Allum said: “It was a brilliant night and I want to thank everyone for coming. The support from the local area was fantastic.

“I have to say huge thank you to my mum and her friend Gillian Lowen for all of their hard work in pulling together such an incredible event and getting so many people through the door.

“The money raised will make a real difference to so many people.”

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