Sex Toy Bingo raises funds for Bahamas

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Sex Toy Bingo raised money to support those affect by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

On Sept. 18, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted its monthly Sex Toy Bingo, but this time for a good cause.

Following the devastation in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian hit earlier this month, several Bahamian students approached the FSU asking for their support in raising money for hurricane relief.

Immediately, FSU interim president and finance coordinator Julia Brown was on board with the idea and met with the students. She identified Sex Toy Bingo as the best way to fundraise.

“Sex Toy Bingo was the first event that we could really monetize that gives students something to do, such as getting an extra [bingo card] when they donate $2,” said Brown. “It helps students, and helps raise money.”

Although usually held in the Out Back Shack, this first Sex Toy Bingo of the school year was held in Forwell Hall to accommodate more students. Even then, hundreds were turned away due to high levels of attendance.

“We have a packed room, and there’s still a line out the door,” said Brown.

One of the students that approached the FSU was Campbell Walker, a carpentry and renovations techniques student, whose family home was severely damaged due to flooding.

“Our house was severely damaged due to water damages because the water was as high as the ceiling in the house. Because of this our furniture and appliances were damaged and destroyed,” said Walker in an email to Interrobang.

Regardless of this, Walker is still optimistic.

“Despite our problems, compared to the people around us in our community and city I would say we was highly blessed to still have what we have,” said Walker. “As of right now we are just in a rebuilding stage.”

Walker said he was hopeful that the fundraiser would be successful.

“It would be an honour to get as much [fundraising] as possible at this time,” said Walker.

Through the event, the FSU raised $220 for the Bahamas Red Cross.