Knowhill-based gaming group’s charity donation

Praesepe presents a cheque to the CHIPS charity
Praesepe presents a cheque to the CHIPS charity

Praesepe, the Knowlhill-based gaming group that operates Cashino adult gaming centres and Beacon Bingo clubs, has raised a record annual sum of £180,000 for industry charity CHIPS.

CHIPS is a charity set up by the gaming industry in 2001 to provide specialised wheelchairs for youngsters with severe mobility.

Praesepe is one of the main fundraisers for CHIPS.

It has raised over £1 million and provided in excess of 120 custom-built wheelchairs to children up and down the country since it began working with the charity in 2008.

Nick Harding, senior advisor to the Gauselmann Group, which acquired Praesepe in 2012, surprised co-founder of CHIPS Linda Lindsay with a cheque at the annual CHIPS Charity Golf Tournament at Woburn Golf Club.