The standard of bridge played was high and a capacity crowd filled St Giles’ Church Hall on Monday, 9 March. This is the third year that Headingley Rotary Club has hosted this charity event and the buffet lunch and tea and home-made cakes have acquired a bit of a gourmet reputation, served by a team of eager Rotarians. The Sylvia Wight Foundation is based in Bramhope and Chairman , Tony Allinson, gave a moving account of Sylvia’s medical work in Tamil Nadu, South-East India. Her Hospital, Nurses Home and School for the Profoundly Deaf is shortly to be joined with a Therapy centre for the Disabled. Headingley with four other Leeds Rotary Clubs is working to raise enough funds to attract an international grant which will equip the new centre.
Nick Pinches, the event organiser, thanked the bridge players for raising just over £1,000 towards this goal and especially the catering team who worked the culinary magic! The Fox and Hounds Inn, Bramhope provided the star prize and many local shops had generously provided raffle prizes. An excellent community effort by all concerned.