Gamesys Donate £83k In Memory Of Barbara Windsor

December 23, 2020

When I first heard the news about Dame Barbara Windsor passing away on December 10th at the age of 83, my thoughts immediately turned to the old ad campaigns she used to do for Jackpotjoy.

As the 'Queen of Bingo' she featured on several big budget campaigns and promotions such as the Royal Ringaround, where she personally spoke to players over the phone and handed out prizes. She was just the perfect brand ambassador, the nation's sweetheart and I was genuinely saddened to hear of her death.

I kept a close eye on the social media accounts for Jackpotjoy at the time and was surprised not to see any sort of post put out to mark her passing on the day, but today I heard that Jackpotjoy's parent company, Gamesys Group, have donated an incredible £83,000 to a Justgiving page set up in her memory by husband Scott Mitchell.

Gamesys made the donation along with the following message:

“An amazing lady and an amazing life – 83 amazing years. Thank you, Babs, for the humour, warmth and joy you brought to us all, and for all you have done for people with Alzheimer’s and their families. A very worthy cause to support in your memory. With best wishes from the whole Gamesys family.”

This is a fantastic gesture and one that will do far more good than any post on social media ever could. So hats off to Gamesys, I salute you.

Help the fundraiser

The Justgiving page was set up by Dame Barbara's husband Scott, who is asking people to consider a donation to Alzheimer's Research UK in her memory.

The fundraiser has raised more than £100,000 so far and if you wish to make a donation you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/damebarbara

Barbara Windsor as the Queen of Bingo
Dame Barbara Windsor as the 'Queen of Bingo'

Play £10, Get £50 of Free Bingo OR 30 Free Spins

New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit.18+. Free Spins: on Double Bubble. 1p coin size, max lines. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. #ad

Full Terms & Conditions Apply.visit siteread review

More News

Gala Bingo relaunches with new bingo softwareGala Bingo relaunches with new bingo software
July 22, 2021
Gala Bingo has finally said goodbye to Playtech's Virtue Fusion platform and migrated to the Electraworks bingo platform, owned by parent company Entain.
Tombola launch new Nevada bingo gameTombola launch new Nevada bingo game
June 24, 2021
Wayne takes a closer look at the brand new card-based game from tombola, known as NEVADA.
The Chat Host Who Became MD. Kevin McGinnigle InterviewThe Chat Host Who Became MD. Kevin McGinnigle Interview
June 21, 2021
In this episode Wayne chats to Kevin McGinnigle, founder of online bingo specialists Positively Distinctive Media. Kevin discusses his career in online bingo, from humble beginnings as a chat host, to eventually rising through the ranks to become Managing Director of 8 Ball Games, then to launching his own bingo business, PDM Ltd.
Paddy's Full House Slot GamePaddy's Full House Slot Game
June 2, 2021
Wayne takes a first look at the brand new bingo themed slot from Eyecon - Paddy's Full House.