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Playing their cards right

Posted: Wed 24 Apr 2013

Close to £5,000 was raised for the club's official charity partner Help Harry Help Others through a special charity poker evening on Tuesday evening.

The club and HHHO teamed up with the Broadway Casino to stage the event which was well attended by players, fans and corporate guests alike.

Jack Butland, Nathan Redmond, Wade Elliott, Callum Reilly and Mitch Hancox represented the playing side of the club and Broadway Casino generously donated £500 for each player that was knocked out during the competition.

Further funds were raised via a silent auction, where lots included a signed shirt, corporate hospitality and other autographed sporting goods.

The eventual winner of the tournament was Mr M Adams.

Blues sales manager Shaun Petafi said: “It was great to do something a bit different and we were delighted to raise close to £5,000 on the night for HHHO. Broadway Casino put together a fantastic event and based on feedback and success of the night I’m sure we will look to do this again next season”

Charlie Griffin, general manager at the Broadway Casino added: "Broadway Casino were delighted to support such an amazing charity and we're very pleased that everybody involved enjoyed the event. We look forward to working with both BCFC and the charity again in the future."