GIBRALTAR, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The scenes on the former street would make former pub landlady, Annie Walker's hair curl. In an activity unlike any seen before on the former set of Coronation Street, special guests and TV personalities pitched in to help make a huge success of GalaBingo.com's big bingo balls charity GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for the game of bingo with the largest set of bingo balls.
The leading bingo brand used the launch of its newest game, Corrie Bouncy Balls as an opportunity to help raise money and awareness for the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.
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MCAC aims to help dispel the culture of embarrassment that discourages men from openly discussing cancers associated with intimate areas of the body.
This one-off, extra-special bingo game kicked off on the famous cobbled streets of Weatherfield on the 18th of July. Amidst much hilarity, the world's largest set of bingo balls, 90 custom-made, giant bingo balls were ejected from the house windows onto the street as This Morning's Alison Hammond called the numbers until the house was called!
For several weeks preceding the event, players at GalaBingo.com had been able to compete for tickets to be part of this wacky event. Their efforts raised well over £10,000 for the Male Cancer Awareness Charity. And with the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest set of bingo balls safely in the bag, with much pomp and ceremony, a huge novelty check was presented to model and MCAC ambassador, Rhian Sugden.
Ecstatic fans of the show were able to tour the iconic former set and they even got to meet past cast legends Shobna Gulati (Sunita Alahan), Sherrie Hewson (Maureen Webster), Steven Arnold (Ashley Peacock) and Adam Rickitt (Nick Tilsley). A great event for an even greater cause!
Notes to Editors
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