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Mecca Oldham is highlighting the importance of community spirit

Mecca is asking residents of Oldham to help them find people whose community spirit has gone above and beyond, so that they can give them additional support to continue their good work.

It's part of a UK-wide campaign to encourage the helping of neighbours and community spirit post-lockdown. 

Over the last 12 months, community spirit has soared as the nation felt a bigger need for a sense of togetherness. And whilst times have been tough, many local communities have come together to provide invaluable support to each other – from community kitchens to picking up prescriptions, or welfare calls to those feeling isolated and alone.

Mecca Bingo, which has a club on King Street in Oldham which is currently closed due to lockdown restrictions, has launched a campaign to encourage people to keep helping their neighbours and communities post lockdown.

With a recent survey showing 25 per cent of UK residents have an improved relationship with their neighbours since the start of the pandemic, Mecca says it wants to ensure that support networks continue to grow by offering their help to a handful of incredible individuals.

To find these extraordinary people, Mecca is asking for nominations via the Mecca Bingo blog, where residents can talk about their chosen person, and how they have spread positivity locally during the lockdown.

In recognition for their hard work, Mecca will champion up to eight individuals, and give them the support they require in order to continue being a beacon of light for their community.

Jonathon Swaine, Managing Director at Mecca Bingo, said: “We are all in this together! Despite being closed at the moment we have, and always will be, a central part of our communities – somewhere you’ll always find a friendly face. 

"We are really proud to support the amazing work that people in our local area have been giving up their time for through lockdown, and we want to make sure that people are able to continue offering that support. We may be coming out of lockdown, but we need strong community spirit more than ever.”

For more information about the campaign, including how to nominate, visit blog.meccabingo.com  

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