For almost a decade, they’ve been coming together once a week to make bids, trump one another, and occasionally have a grand slam. In addition to the fun, they’ve also been raising money for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) Auxiliary. In fact, $21,000 since 2009!
Organizer Karen Graham says everyone is welcome. “We welcome anyone who would like to play and support the WDMH Auxiliary. We have several members who joined who had never played before. Our eldest member is Floyd Bradford, who is in his 90s and is one of our best players. He has a great sense of humour. Even on snowy days, we have a great turnout!”
The group meets every Monday from September to May at The Gathering House in Chesterville. “The Gathering House has been so good to us and generously allow us to use their facility free of charge,” says Karen. “So, we give them a donation as well.”
The Chesterville Bridge Club consists of two dozen members who each pay $4 to play each week. And the players are not the only winners. Since 2009, the Chesterville Bridge Club has donated $21,000 to the WDMH Auxiliary. “We are so fortunate to have our hospital and are glad that over the years we have been able to contribute to support patient care at WDMH,” adds Karen.
Anyone interested in joining the Chesterville Bridge Club can contact Karen at [email protected].