Leeds branch of Mecca Bingo cooking up free lunches for NHS and key-worker staff

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Staff at Mecca Bingo in Leeds are saying thankyou to NHS and frontline staff by offering free lunches.

The Rank Group, which comprises Mecca Bingo, has joined forces with the UK’s biggest discount service to offer a free lunch, up to the value of £15, out of its kitchens in locations across the UK, which includes the bingo hall at Mayfair, and the meal is then delivered via Uber Eats.

Key workers with a Blue Light Card can pick from four burgers from both Absurd Bird and Twisted London, a portion of fish and chips from Harry Ramsden or chicken from Clox Chicken Box.

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To qualify, employees in the NHS and emergency services must log into their Blue Light Card account to receive an Uber Eats offer code, and their meal will be delivered in participating areas between 11am – 3pm.

Harry Ramsden's fish and chips are being served up to NHS staff and keyworkers at Mecca Bingo in Leeds.Harry Ramsden's fish and chips are being served up to NHS staff and keyworkers at Mecca Bingo in Leeds.
Harry Ramsden's fish and chips are being served up to NHS staff and keyworkers at Mecca Bingo in Leeds. | other

Tom Dalby, CEO of Blue Light Card said: “We are really excited to be working with the Rank Group, to provide this generous offer for our members in the NHS and emergency services.”

“We have always valued what our members do on a daily basis, but now more than ever, we have the utmost respect for their bravery and dedication on the frontline. This partnership continues to demonstrate the enormity of support for our members around the UK.”

Jonathon Swaine, Managing Director at the Rank Group said: “We know that NHS workers and the Emergency Services are really going the extra mile right now, and we wanted to do something that would show how hugely grateful we are for everything they are doing and we hope this latest news makes their lives a little easier. ”

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“We also really appreciate our teams at all our sites who are pulling together to cook up these free lunches. At a time when the government is asking businesses to contribute to the national effort, I am proud that Rank and our colleagues are answering that call.”

Blue Light Factfile

Blue Light Card is the UK’s number one discount service for Emergency Services, NHS, Social Care workers and Armed Forces.

It is partnered with almost 13,000 retailers both national and local, providing savings, discounts and benefits that often aren’t available to the general public. These include Toby Carvery, Hotels.com, Cineworld, Sky, EE and Halfords.

It was founded in 2008 by ex police constable Steve Denny and business partner Tom Dalby. The Blue Light Card community is open to all sorts of professions including the Ambulance Service, Cave Rescue, Prison Service, Traffic Officers, HM Coastguard, Immigration Enforcement and more.