Welwyn Garden City bridge players go on ‘safari’

PUBLISHED: 10:03 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:34 23 April 2018

The Bridge safari winners Frances Wilson, Julia Wreford, Stephanie Weedon and Joyce Taylor receiving their prizes from Gary Conrad of the Hertfordshire Bridge Association (HBA).
Picture: WGC Bridge Club

The Bridge safari winners Frances Wilson, Julia Wreford, Stephanie Weedon and Joyce Taylor receiving their prizes from Gary Conrad of the Hertfordshire Bridge Association (HBA). Picture: WGC Bridge Club

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Bridge players raised an impressive amount for a hospice with Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club’s first ever ‘Bridge Safari’ challenge.

WGC Bridge Club members present a cheque to Isabel Hospice.  
(L-R) Club chairman Jeff Green, executive chairman Stan Harding, Cheryl Cusack from Isabel Hospice, and Jan Palmer Sayer, event organiser.
Picture: WGC Bridge Club WGC Bridge Club members present a cheque to Isabel Hospice. (L-R) Club chairman Jeff Green, executive chairman Stan Harding, Cheryl Cusack from Isabel Hospice, and Jan Palmer Sayer, event organiser. Picture: WGC Bridge Club

Ninety-six people took part in the event, which took them to six different venues across WGC on Tuesdsay, April 17.

Jan Palmer Sayer, a retired headteacher and active member of the club, headed up a small committee who worked with local businesses across the town to pull off a unique event enjoyed by all.

Bridge players from all over the county and beyond, gathered at local pubs and eateries to play a total of 24 hands of duplicate bridge.

They then returned to the club room at the Gosling Sports Park to discover who had won the day.

Brocket Hall welcomed Bridge Safari players
Picture: WGC Bridge Club Brocket Hall welcomed Bridge Safari players Picture: WGC Bridge Club

A charity raffle, organized by club chairman Jeff Green, was also drawn.

Host venues on the day included, Brocket Hall, The Crooked Chimney, The Waggoners, The Red Lion, The Sun Inn & The Long Arm and Short Arm.

£4,100 was raised for Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City.

For more information about WGC bridge club please go to wgcbridge.org.uk

A packed room at WGC Bridge Club, Gosling Sports Stadium, with people enjoying tea and cakes donated by club members.
Picture: WGC Bridge Club A packed room at WGC Bridge Club, Gosling Sports Stadium, with people enjoying tea and cakes donated by club members. Picture: WGC Bridge Club

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