MORE than £1,000 was raised for Acorns Children’s Hospice at the annual ‘Cafe Bridge’ event in Barnt Green.
The event, organised by Bromsgrove Bridge Club, was held at a number of venues in the village, including the Barnt Green Inn, Café Morso, The Tea Shop and the Victoria Inn.
Cash was collected from both entry fees and a raffle where prizes were provided by Robert Oulsnam, Village Vineyards, Oasis Flowers and Balloons, It’s a Gift and Tony’s Handyman.
Keith Collins, Chairman of Bromgrove Bridge Club which meets every Tuesday evening in the Court Leet Pub, said the popular card game was thriving in the area.
“Although our club has been established for over 50 years, Café bridge has become very popular in the last few years because the more experienced players enjoy mixing with newcomers to the game and everyone has a lot of fun.”
He added this was only part of the general growth of interest and the next course for beginners would start in January.
After registration at Café Morso, the players went to their allotted cafes to play a few hands of bridge before lunch.
They then moved to a different café for more bridge before the event concluded at the Victoria Inn with a prize-giving, raffle and well-earned drinks.
The deserved winners were Carol Cook and Clive Lloyd, who had travelled to Barnt Green from Kempsey for the event.
They each won a celebratory bottle of prosecco.