Around & About
75TH ANNIVERSARY CYCLING FOR CHARITY
MIDDLESEX COUNTY Bridge Association was 75 on December 16th (AND TO PLAY BRIDGE!)
2011, and has been celebrating ever since. Throughout 2012 free guest
lectures have been organised, challenge matches have been played, and
a one-day green-pointed teams event took place in April.
Middlesex CBA’s 75th Anniversary Teams winners: (from the left)
Jerry Cope, Richard Hillman, Jeremy Dhondy and Alan Kay.
Thoughout its anniversary year, the county has been supporting
St Luke’s Hospice, www.stlukes-hospice.org – a charity that cares for
people with illnesses that are no longer curable.
FIRST OF MANY
David Wing (and his bike) in front of Exeter Cathedral
DAVID WING, from Middlesex, is currently on a cycle tour of all
fifty-one cities in England, which will include each city cathedral
and an EBU affiliated bridge club, while raising money for the
As David said to the EBU: ‘At 65 I wanted to do something crazy
before the Grim Reaper gets me. Thus the City Cup project evolved
as a vehicle to achieve three things: a personal physical challenge –
over 1,000 miles of cycling; involvement with, and promotion of,
our wonderful game; and support for the Alzheimer’s Society.’
David’s other objective is, of course, a chance to play bridge! His
plan means that a City Cup event will be held at every bridge club
and a cup presented (as a gift from David) to the club. Each cup
ABC Open Swiss Teams winners: from the left, Mal Loveridge, Mary will be engraved with the name of the city plus the winners’ names
Smith, this year’s Norfolk County President, Masuma Ali and and David hopes this will become an annual event.
Kevan Mann, plus ABC committee member Jeannette Pamplin At the time of writing, eight events have already taken place at
in the middle presenting the prizes. Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Bath, Bristol, Wells, Gloucester and
Worcester. David said: ‘All have been wonderful evenings and the
THE FAST-GROWING Afternoon Bridge Club, which was only charitable donations overwhelming – many thanks to all those
founded in Costessey in February 2010, has come of age with its first- involved. I am really grateful".
ever Swiss Teams event open to the whole county of Norfolk. If you would like to see photos and read updates from David's
It was outright victory despite a tough field for Mal Loveridge’s City Cup project, please visit the EBU blog: http://ebunews.blog
team – and it felt like more than a bridge triumph for Mal, who has spot.co.uk/search/label/David%20Wing. Each update includes the
battled back from a devastating car crash last year and is now decidedly winners of the City Cup and some interesting information about
back on form: look at the photo, no crutches! ‘I was really elated – and the cathedral.
pleased too for Kev, who hasn’t been playing that long,’ said Mal. If members would like to sponsor David and help the work of
The ABC Swiss Teams will be taking up its new annual slot in the Alzheimer’s Society, please visit David's Just Giving website:
January, from 2013. (Jane Scarfe) www.justgiving.com/citycup (Matt Betts)
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