A 100-year-old care woman has celebrated winning at Comedy Bingo! 

May, a resident at the Dovehaven Brunswick care home in Southport, won a prize at the last Comedy Bingo Winter Socials at Southport Market. 

The events which end to tackle isolation this winter and bring people together for an afternoon of fun, laughter and friendship, are organised by Big Comedy UK and are sponsored by the Halliwell Jones MINI Big Love campaign.

The next one takes place at Southport Market today (Wednesday 29th November 2023), doors open 1pm, show starts at 1.30pm. 

Tickets cost just £3 each and include all the bingo cards you need, in addition to a free cup of tea, cup of coffee, glass of wine or glass of lager.  

People can book their place via Skiddle or the Big Comedy website www.bigcomedyuk.com 

Tickets can also be bought on the door on the day of the events, subject to availability.

People or groups, can call Brendan Riley on 07770591625 to book in. 

Brendan Riley said: “It was fantastic to see May winning at our last comedy bingo event! 

“At 100 years old, she is definitely the eldest comedy bingo winner we have ever had! 

“Maybe someone could come and beat May’s record! 

“I hope I’m still playing comedy bingo when I’m 100 years old! 

Comedy Bingo Winter Social at Southport Market

“May was playing the bingo herself and was really excited when she won. 

“It was a beautiful moment – everyone was really pleased for her. 

“She was there with some other residents and members of staff from The Brunswick. 

“It was brilliant to see Dovehaven taking their residents out for a great afternoon that they all really enjoyed. 

“One of The Brunswick members of staff won a prize as well! They had a great day out! 

“Meg was really sharp. When she won her prize and told me she was 100 years old, I asked her ‘did you get a telegram from The Queen’? 

“She shot back saying ‘I got my telegram, but it was from The King’! 

“She’s smarter than I am! 

Comedy Bingo Winter Social at Southport Market

“She was great company, and it was fantastic to see Meg and everyone with her laughing and really making it a special occasion. 

“It’s what our Comedy Bingo Winter Socials at Southport Market are all about. 

“We love to welcome people of all ages, young and old, with our senior citizens coming along, children running around, groups of friends calling in, mums’ groups, lone parents, people on their own, anyone wanting a fun afternoon for just £3 with a free drink included. 

“Anyone from 3 years old to 107 years old is welcome to come and play.” 

Comedy Bingo Winter Social at Southport Market

A Dovehaven spokesperson said: “It was fantastic to hear about our resident Meg winning at the Comedy Bingo social in Southport.

“At 100 years old, May is a sign to us all that no matter how old you are, you should never stop having fun!

“We want to stay a huge thank you to the staff at the Brunswick for constantly providing excellent care to our residents and supporting them to take part in these wonderful events.”

The Comedy Bingo Winter Socials at Southport Market offer a fun and affordable way for people of all ages to have a great time and form new friendships. 

The Comedy Bingo Winter Socials are being supported by the Halliwell Jones MINI Big Love campaign.

The initiative sees Halliwell Jones MINI pledging to build a brighter future for each other and our planet by connecting people through amazing experiences. 

Eyes down – head down to Southport for events taking place at Southport Market on: 

Wednesday 29th November 2023 

Wednesday 13th December 2023 

The gatherings see doors at Southport Market, on King Street in Southport town centre, open at 1pm, with the shows starting at 1.30pm and finishing at 3.30pm. 

Tickets cost just £3 each and include all the bingo cards you need, in addition to a free cup of tea, cup of coffee, glass of wine or glass of lager.  

The events have been created and are being hosted by Big Comedy UK and Southport Comedy Festival Director Brendan Riley as a way of bringing people together and tackling isolation during these cold months. 

Four additional shows are due to take place in the new year. More details will be given soon. 

Brendan Riley said: “It’s a very friendly and welcoming environment – we just want to see people come and have a great time with us. 

“Thanks to our sponsorship through Halliwell Jones, we have managed to keep admission costs very affordable, with the £3 including a drink of your choice plus bingo cards. 

“The food stalls at Southport Market will be open for anyone who fancies getting anything to eat, with lots of choice available. 

“We are delighted to be hosting these events at Southport Market, which is warm and centrally located with excellent bus and train links.

“Come down, have a fantastic afternoon, meet new people and have the chance to win some great bingo prizes too!

“We are always looking for raffle prizes for our Winter Socials, if anyone can help then please get in touch.” 

Have you never been to a Comedy Bingo event before? Then you’re in for a real treat. 

It’s a fun and interactive show hosted by professional comedian Brendan Riley. Comedy Bingo has raised thousands of pounds for charities, sports clubs, schools, Scout groups and many more good causes over the last eight years. The show appeals to audiences of all ages. 

For more details please email Brendan Riley at: bigcomedyuk@gmail.com or call: 07770591625

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