When Thomas Cook abruptly went out of business at the end of September, their staff were left blind-sided and in some dire straits.
However, a slew of businesses gave them some solace – including Buzz Bingo.
Most businesses focused on practical support – such as helping them prepare for interviews by getting their hair and nails done for free or giving food donations.
But the folks at Buzz Bingo knew the now jobless ex-employees of the once popular store were going through a lot of stress.
For this reason, the company hosted an evening in their Dalton bingo hall where anyone who worked for Thomas Cook could join them for a free bingo game to unwind.
“We are so happy to have given the team from Thomas Cook a great night out on us,” said a spokesperson for Buzz Bingo. “We hope you had a fabulous night, ladies, and had a win.”
Donna Bailey, who was part of the local Thomas Cook management team, enthused on how grateful they all were for the evening. Some free beverages and food platters were provided in addition to a free game of bingo.
“We had a great night and a few of us had a win, too,” she said. “The staff were lovely and really kind to us. We thought it was a lovely gesture.”