ELLENBROOK resident Peter Manwaring will raise the stakes for WA’s first Super Bingo event and aim to raise $100,000 to help Conquer Cystic Fibrosis.
Mr Manwaring and his family host bingo competitions several times each week throughout Perth and raise more than $250,000 annually for Conquer Cystic Fibrosis.
“We had no family connection to Cystic Fibrosis but have since met so many beautiful young people with this disease who deserve the chance to grow old,” Mr Manwaring said.
Mr Manwaring said the event, to be held at Claremont Showgrounds in Robinson Pavilion, will attract up to 2500 people.
He said he hoped to raise between $60,000 and $100,000 on the day for Cystic Fibrosis research.“If it goes well, we will do it every year,” he said.
Event goers also have the chance to enter a cash raffle on the day and win up to $10,000.
“First prize will be approximately $10,000, second prize $2000 and third prize $1000,” Mr Manwaring said.
Conquer Cystic Fibrosis committee member and Subiaco resident Lisa Younger’s six-year-old son Josh is a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer.
She said events like Super Bingo were important in helping find a cure for the life-threatening disorder.
“We found out when Josh wasn’t even born but nothing can really prepare you for the grief and shock of when your child is whisked into hospital because they’re not putting on weight or failing to thrive,” she said.
“It’s traumatic as a new mum – he’s a fighter, he’s battled well but has to have treatment everyday and takes 20 to 30 tablets everyday, fails to put on weight which impacts his strength and ability to do thing other kids do easily.”
All funds raised on the day will go towards Shenton Park’s Conquer Cystic Fibrosis, which raises funds for research.
WHERE: Claremont Showgrounds in Robinson Pavilion.
WHEN: December 15 with heads down from 12pm.
TICKETS: $42 per ticket. Go to https://bit.ly/2SMZdmy