Hospice Bridge drive a huge success

More than 60 participants entered the Brenda Lear Bridge drive held at the Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park on Friday and arrived as early as 9am to start on the game of bridge that carried on until lunch time.

BRIDGE WINNERS: First prize winners Rosemary Wood, left, and Sue Purdon at the Sunshine Coast Hospice Brenda Lear Bridge Drive held at Don Powis Hall, Settlers Park on Friday Picture: Ntombi Msutu

Angela Hibbert, Administrator of the Sunshine Coast Hospice, said that the Bridge day has been going on for years now in aid of her organisation.

“This drive was originally Brenda Lear’s idea and it was run by her for many years. It has been an amazing drive that has been helping the hospice out financially,” Hibbert said. “We even have Courtenay Crow today who is the granddaughter of Brenda who will read us a little something that she dedicated to her granny.

“We are thankful to our sponsors who helped with the ingredients for lunch and our friends who are helping us cook today’s special meal.  We have also managed to raise around R6,000 for raffle that we have been promoting for weeks now.”

Crow read a piece she had prepared for the crowd about her late grandmother.

“My grandmother was the light for everyone who knew her, she was amazingly created. She was a Christian, faith was a huge part of her life, and she had a very beautiful smile. She worked very hard, it didn’t matter how tired she was, she kept on working. As the unfailingly kind person that I know, she was also prominent force in our family,” Crow said.

After lunch the winners were announced by tournament director Elzabe Rodrigues with first prize winners with 6390 points Rosemary Wood and Sue Purdon. There was a R1, 000 prize for the raffle winner and R500 as second prize.


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