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BiG Foundation Sports Dinner raises over £12,000 for charity

SBC News BiG Foundation Sports Dinner raises over £12,000 for charity

The BiG Foundation Sports Dinner, the only sports dinner in the Betting and Gambling industry, raised over £12,000 alone from the raffle and auction in its inaugural year. £2,000 was pledged by some gaming executives to join John Barnes on stage while he performed his legendary World Cup Rap. Rugby star Austin Healey hosted the event that aims to improve …

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Microgaming’s charity day raises £8k

SBC News Microgaming's charity day raises £8k

The inaugural Microgaming Manx Cancer Help Golf Day held on 19 June raised a magnificent £8,170 for the charity. Eighteen teams took on the 18 holes of Mount Murray Golf Club and the AM-AM competition proved even hotter than the weather.   At the finish, two were tied on 118 points with the winners – Continent8 Technologies – claiming the spoils …

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Fred Done selects Injured Jockey Fund as the Betfred Charity of the Year

SBC News Fred Done selects Injured Jockey Fund as the Betfred Charity of the Year

Fred Done owner of UK sports betting and gambling operator Betfred has plans to raise £2.2 million for the Injured Jockey Fund (IJF). The money raised from Betfred donations will be used for the creation of Jack Berry House, an injury centre in Malton North Yorkshire which will focus on the rehabilitation of injured jockeys. The injury centre is currently …

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Fred Done sponsors Bolton Hospice Midnight Memories Walk

SBC News Fred Done sponsors Bolton Hospice Midnight Memories Walk

Betfred owner Fred Done may just be the most generous man in gambling. This March Done, a lifelong Manchester United fan, ordered Betfred management to refund £200,000 to Manchester United fans who had high hopes on their football club retaining the Barclays Premier League title. This week Betfred announced that Fred Done would sponsor the Bolton Hospice’s eighth annual Midnight …

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Sahara fundraisers set off this week

SBC News Sahara fundraisers set off this week

A team of 21 volunteers, the majority from bookmaking companies, will trek the Sahara Desert this week to raise funds for the UK’s leading problem gambling treatment charity. The team will be walking for 5 days from the “Door of the Desert” at Achbarou to Anoun El Fraolia, crossing 100 kilometres of dunes and open desert. The volunteers aim to …

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Gibbs ready for Trust’s Sahara trek

SBC News Gibbs ready for Trust's Sahara trek

Phil Gibbs, Head of Marketing at land-based and online gaming operator Praesepe, has been stocking-up with plentiful supplies of factor 50 sun protection as he prepares to walk 100 km across the world’s hottest desert. Gibbs, whose trek across the Sahara, has already raised close to £3,000 for The Responsible Gambling Trust with sponsorship pledges still coming in, is one …

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SBOBET supports football charity

SBC News SBOBET supports football charity

Asian bookmaker SBOBET has donated £1,000 to a charity linked to football club West Bromwich Albion. The gambling operator donated the cash to the Albion Foundation and its ‘Walk the Albion Way’ challenge. SBOBET chairman Mr Wong Yew Choy said: “It is a special privilege to learn of the fantastic work by the Albion Foundation in the community. SBOBET as …

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