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Praesepe Raise £18,000 For UK’s Official Gaming Charity CHIPS
- June 26, 2014 By Staff Writer -
In the gaming and gambling world there are always numerous stories regarding all aspects of the industry, whether it be news on the latest development complex, or news of a new law that has been passed or declined by local government. There are also news stories of the latest jackpot winners too, but today here at Casino Directory we bring you a news story regarding the low stake UK gaming operator Praesepe who have raised £18,000 for the gaming charity CHIPS.
Praesepe held a 5-a-side football and family fun day last Saturday, an event that saw 30 teams and over 200 male and female footballers compete, with players coming not only from the UK, but a number of European countries as well.
The men’s competition was won by a company called Gauselmann, Praesepe’s parent company from Germany, who beat EMW in the final to claim the CHIPS trophy. The women’s event was well attended too and it was Gill’s Girls who defeated Wilson’s Girls in a well contested final to claim the women’s CHIPS trophy.
Jeni McLaren is the Head of Human Resources at Praesepe and she declared this years fund raiser as a “overwhelming success” as she said, “Today has been an overwhelming success once again, with so many people taking part in the event which has raised a phenomenal amount of money for this amazing cause. I am delighted and equally humbled that we have broken all previous records due to the generosity and charity of individuals and organisations who have donated time, money or prizes.”
Guest of honour at the event was Michael Murphy, a teenager who was presented with a powered wheelchair by gaming charity CHIPS earlier in the year. Murphy, 17, represents Great Britain in Para Equestrian Dressage and dreams one day of representing Team GB at the Paralympics, and he was also fortunate enough to carry the Olympic Torch for the London games in 2012.
Also in attendance at the annual charity event was Praesepe’s Chief Executive Officer Nick Harding who said, “The day, which showcased our industry at its sublime best, was completed by Michael who made an incredibly moving and humbling speech about what it means to be given mobility and how vitally important the work undertaken by CHIPS is.”
The CHIPS Charity is the official charity of the gaming industry in the UK and the £18,000 raised at last weeks event will go a long way to secure vital powered wheelchairs for young children with severe mobility issues. CHIPS have now raised well in excess of £1million and presented over 420 wheelchairs to young children up and down the country, and everyone connected with the charity should be applauded for all their hard works over the years.