Bridge drive a money spinner for Hospice

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LEADING LADIES: Brenda Lear Hospice Bridge Drive organiser Trish Versfeld, left, and tournament director Elzabe Rodriguez, right, received bouquets from Hospice manager Zelda Elliott. Picture JON HOUZET
LEADING LADIES: Brenda Lear Hospice Bridge Drive organiser Trish Versfeld, left, and tournament director Elzabe Rodriguez, right, received bouquets from Hospice manager Zelda Elliott. Picture JON HOUZET

SUNSHINE Coast Hospice raised R20 000 at its 14th annual bridge drive at Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park, last Friday.

Seasoned and novice bridge players from Grahamstown and Kenton-on-Sea joined locals for the well-supported event, which will henceforth be named the Brenda Lear Hospice Bridge Drive in honour of the woman who started it.

Special guest Tommy Hartzenberg was commended for selling R10 220 in raffle tickets, with the assistance of Trish Versfeld and the Hospice team.

Glen’s Den donated the first prize, R1 000 cash, for the raffle and Hugh Wormald donated second prize, R750 cash.

First-prize winner, known only as Robbie M, left instructions that if his name should be drawn, the money be donated to Hospice.

Second-prize winner was Mitford Thompson.

No grand slam was called or made, but the winners of a small slam were Andrew Osinski and Hubert Webber.

The highest score in the green section was made by Helen Clohessy and Gay Ford, while the winners of the red section were Sue Purdon and Louise Butler.

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