Card players deal good hand to poor children

DOZENS of card players are taking part in a competition to help homeless children this weekend. Players of the Indian card game, Bhubi, which is similar to Poker, are coming together for a tournament at Hitchin s Club 85 on Saturday night to raise money

DOZENS of card players are taking part in a competition to help homeless children this weekend.

Players of the Indian card game, Bhubi, which is similar to Poker, are coming together for a tournament at Hitchin's Club 85 on Saturday night to raise money for the Railway Children charity, which supports street children in the sub continent as well as around the world.

Organiser, Mike Chahal, who chose the charity after seeing homeless children in India, said: "There is a large Asian community in Hitchin and Letchworth. Every Christmas we all get together and play. We just thought we wanted to do something for charity which no-one else had done before. The Railway Children is something where a little bit of money goes a long way. I've seen the children on the railways and it's not a pretty sight - you can get them on the right path.


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