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Club News: Harold Wood Bridge Club

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 June 2015

Harold Wood Bridge Club members Peter Coe, president Mike Wood, chairman Ron Lockhart, secretary John Buckley, and treasurer Dennis Mitchell presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Colin Coe, a trustee of First Step. Picture: Harold Wood Bridge Club

Harold Wood Bridge Club members Peter Coe, president Mike Wood, chairman Ron Lockhart, secretary John Buckley, and treasurer Dennis Mitchell presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Colin Coe, a trustee of First Step. Picture: Harold Wood Bridge Club

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With a membership of 261, the Harold Wood Bridge Club is thriving.

Harold Wood Bridge Club

Where: Harold Wood Neighbourhood Centre, in Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood

When: Wednesday and Friday afternoons from about 1-4pm and Thursday evenings from about 7-10pm

President: Mike Wood

Chairman: Ron Lockhart

Secretary: John Buckley

Treasurer: Dennis Mitchell

Contact: Email chairman Ron Lockhart through ronald.lockhart@ntlworld.com

Formed 16 years ago, it offers members the chance to play in three sessions of the game every week at the Harold Wood Bridge Club, based at the Harold Wood Neighbourhood Centre, in Gubbins Lane.

Member Peter Coe, 89, from Upminster, said: “There wasn’t a group like it and so it was decided to set one up.

“It is a very popular club, as you can see with the number of members. It is the biggest club in the district.”

The group offers three sessions of bridge a week – on Wednesday afternoons, Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons.

Members of Harold Wood Bridge Club enjoying the fundraising night they held for the Recorder's Fundraise on the First campaign with First Step. Picture: Harold Wood Bridge ClubMembers of Harold Wood Bridge Club enjoying the fundraising night they held for the Recorder's Fundraise on the First campaign with First Step. Picture: Harold Wood Bridge Club

It runs from about 1-4pm in the afternoon and 7-10pm in the evening.

There is no age limit on members, but they must bring a partner along to play with them.

Social activities are also provided such as trips out and dinners.

Peter said: “The club has a wonderful atmosphere and is very friendly.”

Members held a bridge night for children’s charity First Step at the weekend and raised £1,000.

They hope to host more fundraisers later on in the year.

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