During the coronavirus 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 six special free shows taking place later in the year exclusively for NHS staff and emergency workers. One free show will take place locally at Content in Liverpool, and also around the UK at The Grand in London, The Albert Hall in Manchester, SWG3 in Glasgow, Athena in Leicester and Boiler Shop in Newcastle. 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.
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