Games Room of The Year - Winner Announcement

Posted by Jess 29 OCTOBER 2015

We have some exciting news today, we have a winner of our Games Room of The Year competition. After spending the past few weeks counting ad double checking the votes, we now have a clear winner - Chris Embling from West Yorkshire has won the £3000 cash prize!

To see all of the finalists of the Games Room of The Year competition please click here.

Rory’s Return is their pub-style games room created in memory of their son, Rory who passed away suddenly in 2014 due to an underlying heart condition which he was unaware of. Their games room is filled with a bar where their visitors can enjoy a fresh pint, a jukebox, signed football shirts, memorabilia and autographs from celebrities such as Barbara Windsor and even the Royal Family.  

The pub also acts as a fundraising hub for Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity which Chris and Anne are strongly linked with. In their entry, they stated that they would like to donate the prize money to the charity, so that they can help them achieve their goal to provide heart screening for all 14 year olds in the UK! 

We went to visit Chris and Anne under the cover that they had been “narrowed down to the Top 3 Entrants” so that we could surprised them with the news that they had actually won! Here’s what happened when we broke the news to them: 

Chris Embling came 1st with 20% of the votes, Massimo Ciampi came 2nd with 18.4% of the votes and Simon Randall came 3rd with 18% of the votes! 

So many of you have been touched by this story, if you would like to donate to CRY in memory of Rory, please click here.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted and entered, we will be running Games Room of The Year again next year! So keep an eye out for that announcement. 

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