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Morecambe club to host big Super Bowl viewing night in aid of foodbank

The 57th Super Bowl is between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs

The Trimpell Club will host its sixth 'Super Bowl Sunday' night to help Morecambe Bay Foodbank.

The club will be opening their doors at 7.30pm on Sunday and staying open up until the end of the annual American football showpiece between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Trimpell have hosted this every year since 2017, apart from in 2021 when COVID meant they couldn’t. It was first organised by people involved with Morecambe’s American Football team, Morecambe Bay Storm.

All profits on the night are going to the Trussell Trust, which runs Morecambe Bay Foodbank, and donations to the foodbank are being accepted. 

Rian Eaton, who is helping to organise the night, told Beyond Radio. “We are expecting 50 or 60 at the moment but we have room for 150.

“This will be the sixth one we’ve done. It used to be a more personal event for Morecambe Bay Storm, which I was part of. We played at the Trimpell and it was a good way for us to watch the game together.”

There will be plenty of things to get involved with between doors opening and the game starting at 11.30pm.

“We have game consoles which we’ll set up, people can play ‘Madden’ (the popular American Football console game) and we’ll have another games console with virtual reality.

“There will be sweepstakes, there will be a tombola with loads of prizes available and people usually go mad for it! We have beer pong, a pool table and we encourage everyone to chat and make little games.

“When we started it off, it used to just be a thing for players or fans of the game, but it is open to the wider public. If there’s anyone intrigued by American football or anyone who just wants to watch it and have a chat, then come down, even if you can’t stay all night. We’re friendly and sociable!”

Food will also be available throughout the night.

Rian said: “It’s very hard with the cost of living at the moment so we wanted to provide for people who are less fortunate than us.

“I’m all right now, but growing up I didn’t have a lot. I don’t forget that, so I’m always keeping that in mind and we try to help people as best as we can.

“We used to make £500 at least for the team when we did it (in previous years), so to try and raise that amount of money for people less fortunate was a no-brainer.”

You can book tickets (£5) by going to the Trimpelll’s lounge bar or contacting Rian Eaton through Facebook

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