Do your bit for charity with coin-op pool tables and jukeboxes
Manco’s coin-operated pool tables and jukeboxes are a great way to raise money for charity by pledging to donate a percentage of the proceeds to a worthy cause.
Around the start of the year, Red Nose Day is the big charity telethon to look out for – Comic Relief takes place every two years and is due to be held on March 15th 2019.
In the even-numbered years in between, there is Sport Relief, which has an even more direct tie-in with running a charity tournament using a coin-op pool table in your club, pub or other venue.
How much do coin-op pool tables cost?
We can supply commercial pool tables on a profit-share arrangement, which means you agree to pay a percentage of the total proceeds of the table to Manco instead of a fixed rental fee or upfront cost.
This means you keep the remaining profits, which you can pledge to charity or spend on operating costs for your venue – it’s completely up to you.
We work with venues ranging from pubs and bars to members’ clubs and retirement homes, and the profit-share arrangement is extremely versatile if you’re not sure how much money your pool table will bring in.
Raise money for charity with a jukebox
A charity jukebox disco night is another great way to raise funds – hold a special event where you encourage your members or customers to set their own playlist for the night, again with a portion of the proceeds going to a worthy cause.
This is a good option for Comic Relief, which generally encourages people to do something fun for Red Nose Day, although you might want to hold your event on a night that doesn’t clash with the televised fundraiser’s main show on Friday March 15th this year.
Of course there is nothing to stop you donating some of your machine’s profits to charity at any time of year, or to a local good cause instead of a national appeal like Red Nose Day – it’s completely your choice what you wish to support.
Working with Manco on charity appeals
We are not able to donate our share to charity in all cases but we are always happy to discuss how we can help with your upcoming charity appeals.
That might range from setting special pricing on your coin-op pool table for a charity tournament, or for example in the past we have donated prizes for the contest’s winner, so you don’t have to take prize money out of your charity pledge amount.