Your chance to nominate the best of Bolton in Mecca Bingo Awards
EYES down for a night of fun and entertainment to celebrate the best people and places in Bolton.
The Mecca Bingo Awards are being held on Friday, November 1, and people can submit nominations in ten categories — from local hero of the year to best place to eat in Bolton.
Singer Christopher Maloney, who came third on X Factor last year, will call a game of bingo and perform at the event, at Mecca Bingo in Ormrod Street, Bolton.
Prior to finding fame on X Factor, the 35-year-old, from Liverpool, visited Mecca Bingo in Knotty Ash, with his beloved nana Pat.
He said: “I occasionally accompanied her to bingo before taking part in X Factor but I haven’t really been able to these days because I’m just far too busy.
“Unfortunately, she’s recently not been too well and hasn’t been able to go along to her bingo, but she always gets a warm welcome when she does.
“She really loves a game of bingo.”
This is the second time the Mecca Bingo Awards will have been held, with other categories including parent of the year and best night out in Bolton.
Christopher, whose debut single My Heart Belongs To You is out on October 27, added: “I cannot wait to perform at Mecca Bolton — what an amazing awards evening. I am really looking forward to it and really hope everyone enjoys my single.”
William Clarke, membership manager at Mecca Bingo, Bolton and Breightmet, said: “It’s an opportunity for both our customers and the general public to nominate their favourite things in Bolton.
“Last year was really emotional. There were some great stories, particularly from our grand-parent of the year, Sheila Barlow, which proved to be a real tear-jerking moment.”
Mrs Barlow brought up her granddaughter, Cassandra, from birth, after her daughter died from cancer.
And in July last year, Mrs Barlow suffered a massive heart attack just days after marrying her new husband, Bob — but went on to make an amazing recovery.
Mr Clarke added: “There were some really inspirational stories as well.
“Firefighter Joe Aspen was named local hero of the year after he saved a young baby from a burning house just weeks after he had finished his probationary period.”
Mr Aspen, then aged 22, rescued the four-month-old baby from the fire, at a home in Heaton, in June last year.
- Nominations for the Mecca Bingo Awards, in association with The Best of Bolton, are open until October 18. You can nominate here.
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