Charities receive £260 each from BingoLotto

Proceeds distributed from last year's failed game show hosted by Ulrika Jonsson

BingoLotto presented by Ulrika Jonsson
BingoLotto presented by Ulrika Jonsson

Charities that took part in the discontinued BingoLotto fundraising scheme have been given £260 each from its proceeds.

A total of 158 charities were involved in the project, which closed down in October last year after only four weeks because of poor sales figures.

The organisations shared the total figure of more than £41,000 raised through gamecard sales at Tesco till points.

The lottery was broadcast on a TV show hosted by Ulrika Jonsson on digital channel Virgin1.

Richard Williams, director of enterprise at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, which was a partner of the scheme, said: "I'm pleased BingoLotto's brief existence succeeded in raising some money for good causes and that 158 organisations have benefited from payments."

Intelligent Gaming Solutions, the company that owned BingoLotto, is now in liquidation.

 

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