BRIDGWATER'S Mecca Bingo is going to host a free party for unpaid carers later this month.

The Care O'Clock Party takes place on Saturday, October 28 from 6.30pm and there will feature a free evening of food, drink and games as well as a chocolate gift.

The evening has been organised to tie in with the changing of the clocks, which go back one hour at 2am that night. Dubbed Care O’Clock, the party aims to highlight how little time unpaid carers have for themselves and provides them with an extra free hour thanks to the clock’s change. 

Mecca Bingo Bridgwater created the event as part of its charity partnership with Carers Trust, which works to support unpaid carers across the UK.

Club teams conduct fundraising activity, ranging from events to sporting endeavours and more throughout the year to assist the charity in its important work. 

The Bridgwater club’s free evening for carers is one of 85 around the country.

Lucie Harrison, club manager at Mecca Bridgwater, said: “The team here works tirelessly to support carers and this is one of many activities we take part in to offer them a big thank you for the fantastic work they do. 

“Britain’s unpaid carers work incredibly long hours, usually to assist a loved one. We’re looking forward to welcoming local carers to the club and offering them a free evening of well-deserved fun.” 

Carers who would like to attend the Care O’Clock event can register with their local carers’ service. Details of where to get in touch with them are available on the Carers Trust website: