Joe’s a winner and has a certificate to prove it

IT has been eyes down for lockdown bingo in a residential Heyside cul-de-sac.

But it was not just locals winning a prize when Joe Warburton decided to entertain his neighbours.

Joe Warburton with his certificate

Joe’s efforts have been rewarded with recognition as an ‘Everyday Hero’ courtesy of BBC TV’s North West Tonight programme.

A certificate signed by presenters Annabel Tiffin, Roger Johnson and Owain Wyn Evans now resides in Joe’s home at Bullcote Green.

The accolades are handed out to members of the community going above and beyond and helping to make a difference to others during the coronavirus crisis.

“I used to DJ so for a couple of hours I put some music on and organised a couple of games of Bullcote Bingo,” said Joe, former chairman of Heyside cricket club.

“The weather was ideal, we got a couple of prizes and it seemed to go down very well.

“People were sat on their own paths and gardens so everyone was a safe distance from each other.

“We will probably look to do it again in a couple of weeks because I think it cheered everyone up.”

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