Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s fundraising bridge tournament gives handy boost to Garden House Hospice Care

Letchworth Howard Rotary Club bridge drive organiser Alan Fraser with Lisa Seccombe, of Garden House

Letchworth Howard Rotary Club bridge drive organiser Alan Fraser with Lisa Seccombe, of Garden House Hospice Care. Photo: Courtesy of Letchworth Howard Rotary Club - Credit: Archant

Rotarians in Letchworth came up trumps for Garden House Hospice Care when their annual bridge tournament raised more than £820.

Bridge players concentrate on the game during Letchworth Howard Rotary Club's drive for Garden House

Bridge players concentrate on the game during Letchworth Howard Rotary Club's drive for Garden House Hospice Care. Photo: Courtesy of Letchworth Howard Rotary Club - Credit: Archant

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.