VIDEO: Cynthia Spencer hospice win £250 in Grab a Grand machine at Northampton casino

A Northampon hospice has won £250 on a new game machine at Aspers Casino in Northampton.

To kick-off the World Cup 2014, Aspers Casino Northampton is giving football fans the chance to ‘Grab a Grand’ by taking part in the Trap the Ball challenge after every evening game.

John Helm - fundraising manager at Cynthia Spencer Hospice

John Helm - fundraising manager at Cynthia Spencer Hospice

From Monday, visitors to the casino can register an hour before 8pm and 9pm matches to take part in the competition to trap as many balls as possible in the ‘Grab a Grand’ machine.

Contestants can win daily prizes including free slot play, Aspers vouchers, football merchandise and some surprises.

Once all the balls have been counted, each contestant’s score will be added to the Trap the Ball leader-board with the top three players given the chance to ‘Grab a Grand’ on Sunday July 13 after the final of the tournament in Brazil.

To celebrate the competition, Aspers invited two of the region’s charities to the casino for the chance to ‘Grab a Grand’.

John Helm from Cynthia Spencer Hospice took on the challenge and raised £250 for the palliative care provider, whilst a member from the Aspers’ team matched this total by trapping as many balls in the machine as possible in 30 seconds for Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes.

John Helm, fundraising manager at Cynthia Spencer Hospice, said: “We were delighted to be chosen by Aspers to take part in this fantastic fundraiser event to kick-off football fever at the casino!”

“The Trap the Ball challenge is a brilliant way to get everyone excited about the world’s greatest game, and today’s opportunity to raise money for the Hospice is testament to Aspers continued support of our charity.”

Fans can watch the World Cup the biggest screen in town in its private function room, where all England games will be shown in HD on an 12ft x 9ft screen.

All other games will be shown on TV screens around the casino with special food and drink offers including beer buckets and great value combo deals.