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BOB does bingo

Published:  23 July, 2008

BOB - Buddies of the Benevolent - kicked of its 2006 programme with a Cocktail Bingo' night on 18 January at Fulham Town Hall and raised close to 1,000 for the Wine and Spirit Trades' Benevolent fund. Almost 100 members of the trade attended, drinking a fair amount of beer, wine and Cuba libres. The Mentzendorff team were the big winners on the night, walking away with three of the prizes: a meal for two at Vault, a leather bag and a bottle of Inniskillin Icewine.
Four more events are planned for this year, including a boat cruise in July and a salsa night in September.

BOB aims to raise money for The Benevolent by staging fun events and parties, bringing together the young (and the young at heart) from across the UK drinks industry. BOB's chairman is Nick Dymoke-Marr of Orbital Wines, and his deputy is Sophie Waggett of Wines of South Africa.

'It is exciting to be involved with the BOB committee generating new ideas and fund-raising events for a wider group. The events so far have created enormous enthusiasm among the younger members of the trade, and we look forward to holding many more in future'

Eleanor Perry, events and admin secretary for The Benevolent and secretary of BOB

'The BOB events are the new black tie'

Helen Cheshire, Western Wines