A very enjoyable and most successful Charity Bridge Lunch was held in the RCYC in aid of the Essex Air Ambulance. Sixty enthusiastic bridge players were welcomed with coffee and biscuits and played very vocal bridge in the bar for two and a half hours. As some come from long distances many had not seen each other since our last event two years ago so had plenty to chat about between hands.
Prizes were presented to Jenny Pitcher, Colin Dalgetty, Thelma Duce, Janet Francis, Kit Cole and Harry Bird. A light chicken lunch with wine was served in the dining room followed by "seaside" ice cream cornets. Although we did not have blazing sunshine the view was bright and the tide was in.
The event was organised by Ann Barker, Lesley Bird and Valerie Harrison. Every one gave very generously to the raffle and we raised in total £761.