Letchworth Howard deals hospice a winning hand

Annual Bridge Tournament in aid of the Garden House Hospice


Letchworth Howard Rotary Club dealt Garden House Hospice a winning hand on Friday March 3rd when its Annual Bridge Tournament raised over £820, with the hospice the main beneficiary.

Held at Letchworth Settlement, the afternoon was a sell-out with bridge enthusiasts coming from considerable distances to pit their wits against fellow card enthusiasts and to enjoy the sumptuous home-made teas served during the interval.

A raffle alone raised £275, with winning tickets drawn by Lisa Seccombe, the Letchworth Hospice’s Director of Fund-raising, Marketing and Communications.  She gave a brief presentation about the hospice’s work across its large catchment area and its future plans.  Emphasising the importance of fund-raising events such as this one, she pointed out that the hospice services cost £3.2bn a year to run, only a third of it funded from the National Health Service. Last year, Garden House had cared for 550 patients, including people in their own homes, and was highly dependent on its 450 volunteers.

Speaking afterwards, she said: “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.”

David Walker
Rotary Club of Letchworth Howard
Date Added:- 06/03/2017