Friday July 24,2015 : MICROGAMING TO AGAIN SPONSOR MAJOR CHARITY FUNCTION
Dinners in both the UK and Malta involved.
The charity body The BiG Foundation has announced that online gambling software company Microgaming has agreed to again sponsor its annual sports dinner at the Dorchester Hotel in London on September 17, and in addition will sponsor a related function in Malta on November 17.
The dinners are enjoyable affairs featuring celebrities, high profile sportsmen and women and entertainers.
This years event will feature Austin Healey as MC for the evening. Sky TV’s Chris Kamara, Harry Redknapp, Jamie Spencer and many other sporting and non-sporting celebrities are expected to attend.
In addition, Microgaming is extending its support beyond London for the inaugural “Microgaming’s BiG Sports Dinner” to be held at Malta iGaming Summit on the Mediterranean island, and attended by football legend John Barnes.
Richard Hogg, founding director of BiG, commented: “The success of the event we held in 2014 made it an automatic renewal for The BiG Foundation. With Microgaming’s ongoing support we hope to put on an event, which is remembered for all the right reasons.
"Having the event in the relatively quiet month of September and the night before the Rugby World Cup kicks off is a real coup for us. I am sure there will be lots of banter throughout the evening which we can use to raise substantial funds for the Foundation.”
Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever, added: “We’re proud to be working with The BiG Foundation to raise money for such important charities. That’s why we set up Microgaming PlayItForward, to show the industry that giving something back is important. It’s fantastic to see the event being extended to Malta; both events are going to be fantastic; and we hope companies get involved and book a table. Don’t miss out on what’s going to be an unforgettable night.”
The charities supported by the London event include Restart Rugby, Meningitis Now, The Lord’s Taverners, The Injured Jockeys Fund, Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and The Kinetic Foundation.
The charities supported by the Malta event include Puttinu Cares and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital