Casino is all shook up to raise money for carers’ charity

FUNDRAISER Staff at The Grosvenor Casino in Southsea staged a charity night to raise money for the Carers Trust. From left, JP Wilkins, Jodie Young, Jenna Sharpe and club manager Paul Brady. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14434-2)
FUNDRAISER Staff at The Grosvenor Casino in Southsea staged a charity night to raise money for the Carers Trust. From left, JP Wilkins, Jodie Young, Jenna Sharpe and club manager Paul Brady. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14434-2)

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IT MAY be damp, dreary and wet outside but staff at the Grosvenor Casino brought Las Vegas to Southsea.

A big fundraising evening was held at the casino in Osborne Road as staff are launching an appeal to support the charity Carers Trust.

The casino was transformed with an Elvis Presley tribute act, a performance with Las Vegas showgirls and games as well as the chance to hit a giant heart-shaped piñata.

General manager Paul Brady had to have his chest waxed as part of the event, which raised around £500 for the charity.

‘That was very painful,’ he said.

‘I like the idea of helping people. This is about putting the great back into Great Britain.

‘That’s what the Carers Trust do. It’s essential for us to raise money for charities.’

Paul said it was a successful evening.

He added: ‘It was good. We had a good attendance.

‘It was a fun event, it was about having a fun time.

‘It’s good to raise people’s spirits, not just for my customers but for my team as well.

‘When you come into work all wet and miserable at least you can have fun and have a laugh at work.’

To find out more about the charity and what they do please visit carers.org.