Two North West entertainment businesses came together to put on ‘Charity Bongo’s Bingo’s Party’ at the Albert Hall Manchester.

Mission Mars, the team behind Albert’s Schloss, Gorilla and Rudy’s and Bongo’s Bingo the legendary bingo party night hosted by Jonny Bongo, joined forces last month to put on their first ever  ‘Charity Bingo knees up’ at the Albert Hall Manchester.

Onside Youth Zones provide facilities through specialist youth zones in Oldham, Wigan and beyond. Each centre supports 1,000s of local children and young people; providing a safe environment and outstanding recreational activities and development opportunities from music, sports and the arts.

Teams of volunteers from Mission Mars, Bongo’s Bingo and an all star lined up gave up their time to run the first ever ‘Charity Bingo Event’

The event was hosted by Jonny Bongo and guest were treated to street food feasting and 3 lively games of Bongo’s Bingo alongside a charity auction and live performances from Beverly Knight.  All tables and tickets were sold out, creating £40,000 for the Onside Youth Zones.

After visiting the Youth Zone in Oldham, we all knew we wanted to help.”
Neil Macleod, Mission Mars

“After visiting the Youth Zone in Oldham, we all knew we wanted to help.” Said co-founder and director Neil Macleod “We’re delighted we could do this in such a fun way and really hope, if everyone is up for it, that it could become an annual event. We would like to thank everyone for all their help, Especially our team who gave up so much of their spare time and worked for free on the night to deliver the event.”

The Onside charity representative John Roberts said: “We are delighted to have Mission Mars & Bongo’s Bingo on our side to help young people all over the North West and beyond The energy, fun and passion and enthusiasm by all involved has been fantastic’

Details for the next Charity Bingo event will be announced in the new year, follow us on instagram @wearemissionmars to keep updated.