Animal charity fundraiser Yvette Price-Mear has completed a marathon tour of 14 Mecca Bingo clubs in just seven days for the ultimate Bingo-a-Thon.
She stopped at a different club every afternoon and every evening for a game of bingo, raising over £1,000 for Pet Bereavement Support during National Pet Month.
Yvette travelled almost 650 miles visiting clubs in Wednesbury, Acocks Green, Bilston, Burton-on-Trent, Stoke, Leicester, Doncaster, Rotherham, Wakefield, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Beeston and Chesterfield.
Yvette, from Mansfield Woodhouse, said: “Pet Bereavement is very important.
“We offer befriending and support to bereaved pet owners nationwide.
“This can be a particularly distressing time and usually counselling has a cost.
“The money raised by this Bingo-a-Thon will be used to provide free support to help people in the community.”
The charity celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday 5th May, the last night of Yvette’s epic feat.
The trip was sponsored by West Bridgford-based Nottingham Pet Crematorium, as owners John and Rita Harbury-Carlisle donated £300 to cover petrol and hotel costs.
Rita said: “We are delighted to support such a fabulous charity. We see the effects a pet bereavement can have on an owner.
“It is like losing part of the family. Yvette’s charity is a comfort to many people and we are delighted to support her efforts”.
Mecca Bingo also donated the Bingo books and food.
Yvette Price-Mear (red top) is pictures receiving her sponsorship funding from the Nottingham Pet Crematorium owners John & Rita Harbury-Carlisle and manager Simon Saunders (left).