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BingoLotto is Back
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Many UK sports are suffering the effects of the credit crunch. A recent survey from the CCPR revealed that up to 6,000 community sports clubs could close during the recession due to failing revenues. 

Help is on its way from a brand new TV Game which will bring much needed funding to sports clubs across the UK.

BingoLotto is a live TV game that will air weekly on Virgin 1 from 13 September 2009.  Participants will be able to buy a Gamecard for £2 from any Tesco till point in Britain allowing them to play alongside the TV game that offers multiple chances to play and win throughout the game.

For every Gamecard sold, 20% will be donated to UK good causes. More than 130 governing bodies of sport and recreation could receive funding through BingoLotto, including BAFA.

A pilot series of BingoLotto in 2008 raised over £100,000 which has already been distributed to governing bodies through the CCPR, the alliance of sport and recreation bodies, allowing clubs to support their members despite the economic crisis. BAFA was represented in this pilot series when Antonio 'Huggy Bear' Fargus took part in one of the first live shows.

BingoLotto is planning a huge nationwide advertising campaign to promote the launch, and with Tesco’s involvement, anticipate that sales will exceed and eclipse those of Series 1 in 2008. Gamecards are now available to buy from every Tesco store across Great Britain.

There is massive potential for BingoLotto to raise millions of pounds for UK sports.  The programme originates in Sweden and since it started 15 years ago 1.5 billion Gamecards have been sold, providing just under £1 billion to sports clubs and charities in Sweden.

If your club is looking to take part in this exciting opportunity then please visit:

For more information please visit: or click on the link on the BAFA homepage.

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