Soap star Steve McFadden, visited Beacon Bingo on Weedon Road, Northampton on Saturday April 1st.

McFadden, who first appeared on TV screens in 1988, agreed to take time out of his busy filming schedule to pop in, talk and take selfies with the customers, and call the first game of the night. He also said thanks for the hard-work both Beacon staff and customers have put into helping raise over £650,000 for the casino and gaming industry charity, CHIPS since 2005.

The CHIPS charity provides specialised wheelchairs for children and young people with severe mobility problems in the UK and Beacon Bingo, along with sister company, Cashino has now supplied more than 500 such chairs.

Paul Cooke, Beacon Bingo Northampton general manager, said: “It was great to have Steve visit and personally thank our staff and customers for all their fundraising efforts.”

“The event was a huge success and we were delighted to see both regular and new customers having such a good time. All of which clearly shows if you want the most exciting Bingo experience in Northampton, Beacon Bingo is the place to come!”