Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s fundraising bridge tournament gives handy boost to Garden House Hospice Care
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Rotarians in Letchworth came up trumps for Garden House Hospice Care when their annual bridge tournament raised more than £820.
Most proceeds from Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s sell-out tournament, held at the Letchworth Settlement, went to the hospice – and bridge enthusiasts from far and wide came to pit their wits against each other.
A raffle alone raised £275, with the winning tickets drawn by the hospice’s Lisa Seccombe.
She gave a brief presentation about the hospice’s work and plans, emphasising the importance of such fundraising events – and stressed that each year’s services cost £3.2 billion, with only a third of that funded by the NHS.
She said afterwards: “We are delighted to be the beneficiaries of the 13th bridge drive hosted by Letchworth Howard Rotary Club. Every penny raised makes a difference to the local community. Thank you.”
Bridge player Barrie Gilbert, from Little Wymondley, said: “It was a triumph for the organisers – smooth-running bridge, delicious tea and a wonderful raffle.
“It was a really fun and friendly day, and all in aid of the hospice’s incredible work.”
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To find out more about the hospice’s work, see ghhospicecare.org.uk.