the Bacta bikers, are collecting donations once again for the association’s chosen charity, Rays of Sunshine.
This year the tour is in the UK and the team visited Newark, in Nottinghamshire, England, to visit two manufacturing companies, Blueprint – part of the Gauselmann Group – and Reflex. Despite the very wet weather, they were welcomed at the two companies and warmed up with drinks and pledges of donations.
Said the Bikers’ Andrew Murden: “Once again we have received fantastic support from our industry friends who know that all of the money collected will go to the charity and that our riders fund their own expenses.”
Next up is to cross the border into Wales where the Bikers will take a two-day route in order to collect all of the pledges already made by the Welsh industry.
The progress can be charted on Andy Murden’s Just Giving web page, here.
UK-based dynamic media attractions specialist Simworx has announced that it is to provide three major attractions to a brand new park scheduled to open in France in 2018.
Parc Spirou, which is currently under construction at a site in the area of Beaulieu in Monteux, close to Avignon in southern France, will bring to life the well-known comic book character Spirou and his friends, popular for many years with young children as well as parents and grandparents.
UK adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has announced the opening of the first examples of its new Pirate Themed Water Wars attraction at two venues in England.
The new attractions have been entertaining guests at Adventure Valley, in Durham, and Milton Maize Maze, in Cambridge, this summer and have proved an instant hit with visitors of all ages.
Helen Walton, who chaired Clarion’s WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation symposium (12 September, OXO2, London), has warned that the industry faces more regulation if, it fails to make the changes expected by regulators.
Thee co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Gamevy confirmed: “I think the Gambling Commision continues to be a supporter of the industry in the sense that it wants us to do better. But I also think we all agree that more regulation will come if we do not make changes ourselves, and that it will not necessarily be beneficial either to the industry to our customers or to society as a whole.”
As many of you already know I’m doing the 10 Peaks challenge (26 mile trek) this weekend in my heels (well part of it!!) – this really is a massive challenge for me as I’ve never done anything like this ever! I’m doing this trek with 25 lovely bacta members and friends. I don’t for the life of me know why I mentioned the heels, sometimes I come up with silly ideas and clearly this is one of them but it’s all for a great cause so I don’t mind. We are raising money for our charity partner Rays of Sunshine. Our partnership comes to an end with them this year so I really wanted to make sure we raise as much as we can for this amazing charity.
BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd has opened the first Virtual Reality location outside of Japan – “VR ZONE Portal London” in the new Hollywood Bowl FEC at London’s high profile O2 this summer.
Earlier this summer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. opened the largest VR entertainment facility in Tokyo, “VR ZONE SHINJUKU” as a flagship location which featured an array of new outstanding virtual and real experiences. This was the starting point for the roll out of “VR ZONE Portal” worldwide to maximize this innovative technology globally.
Leeds-based NSM Music, Europe’s biggest manufacturer of digital jukeboxes, has introduced payment plans for UK operators.
In a year that’s already seen increased jukebox sales, conversions and upgrades – plus the introduction of cashless payment – NSM believes its ‘spread the cost’ sales model will appeal right across the UK market.
All NSM Music’s jukebox models are covered in simple, easy payment plans, which start at just £18 per week plus music costs.
Sales Manager Alex Kirby says it’s another move in the company’s commitment to helping operators update their aging equipment and keep up with all the latest developments in new technology.
“We’re making upgrades possible and new jukeboxes affordable, with competitive pricing and payment plans,” added Alex. “We’re continuing to do what we’ve always done well, combining great customer service with outstanding products.”
Gamesman, the London-based gaming equipment components and systems manufacturer, part of the Esterline Corporation, will complete its third major exhibition of 2017 at the forthcoming G2E Las Vegas. The company’s appearance in the cultural capital of land based gaming and where it has an office and service integration centre, follows successful showings at G2E Asia and before that at ICE Totally Gaming in London.
Well we are over half way through the challenge series we set out to complete in 2017. So far we have covered 72 miles over 4 events, tackled over 250 obstacles, jumped into Lake Windermere, skips full of ice, flooded quarries and reservoirs, climbed, crawled, scrambled and slogged! Up next on Saturday 2nd September awaits mighty Mount Snowdon and the infamous Man v Mountain race! 22 miles from sea level climbing 5050 ft before descending into Llanberis and tacking the vertical KM, quarry swims and an abseil into the lake! It earns its tag line ‘Brutal but Beautiful’! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA2kD1ybj1w
Following directly on from Man v Mountain on the following weekend we will warm down with Tough Mudder North West followed a week later by Bacta’s Rays of Sunshine 10 Peak Challenge covering 26 miles in the unforgiving landscape of the beautiful Peak District. The next few weeks are going to be really tough and will push us to the limit but we are up for it and will do our utmost to complete the ultimate series!
So far we have managed to raise almost £4000 for Rays of Sunshine and have just over £1000 to go to hit our target. Every penny raised goes directly to help grant magical wishes for children with life limiting conditions. Our miles and your £1’s helps to create smiles for the children and their families and loved ones! It’s worth every blister, bruise, aching muscle and ounce of sweat to know we are raising much needed funds for such a fantastic cause. Please show your support and donate if you haven’t already done so. Thank you so much.
Team Muddy Hell Fire salutes you!
On the 1st Aug, 11-year-old Ben and his stepbrother Cameron, who both suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, were treated to a full VIP day out at ‘Soar’ at Intu Braehead nr Glasgow, thanks to Funstation and Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. They were joined by their parents Sheryl and Alan and sisters Phoebe (9) and Layla (5).
They were invited by Funstation to highlight and support the #Tickets2 Wishes campaign, which raises funds for Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk, a children’s charity that grants magical wishes for seriously ill children aged three to 18 years old across the UK.