Eyes down for bingo trip

Sarah Melville who is off to Gibraltar for the Gala National Bingo Championship.
Sarah Melville who is off to Gibraltar for the Gala National Bingo Championship.

One lucky lady is off on a dream trip to Gibraltar after winning through to the final of the Gala National Bingo Championship.

Sarah Melville won her place in the sun and chance of winning a share of the £125,000 prize pot at the regional final in Bradford recently and is taking someone special along for the fun.

“My mum is coming with me as she is also a bingo fan and plays with me a few times a week.” says Sarah, 22, from Heysham.

“I was pleased to go to the regional final and the Gala staff really looked after us.

“When I realised that I had won I was shocked and excited. I had even taken my passport along for luck!

“I am looking forward to going to Gibraltar and representing Morecambe in the championship.”

Mark Swindlehurst, General Manager at Gala Bingo on Morecambe Promenade, said: “I was delighted for Sarah. She is one of our many regular customers.

“The members at Morecambe cheered when I announced that Sarah had won. I am sure she will do us proud when she represents us in Gibraltar.

“It would be great to have the National Bingo Champion here in Morecambe.”

Sarah flies out early next month.