Bridge Day Fund Raiser

A Bridge Day, held on Sunday 8th July to raise funds for the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat made £857.

Bridge Day

Helpers from left: Ken Lydall, Chairman, organisers, Karen Sewell and Jan Walker, Crew, James Sewell and Mike Sewell and helper Lynne Lawson.


The event was held in Hinderwell Village Hall where twelve tables played duplicate bridge in the morning and afternoon with a superb lunch in between. The bridge was kindly directed by Vicky Hirst.

The day finished with prize giving and a raffle. The buffet lunch was provided by sponsors and helpers. Vicky Hirst and Ian Draper won the first prize: the Day Lewis Perpetual Trophy and card sets. Second prize went to Mary Winspear and Pauline Armstrong, also card sets. The best slam prize went to Roger Cohen and Sue Cheeseley. Rory O’Connor won the prize for last trick won with a two.

This was the fourth year of this event which has been sponsored by: Mr Bridge, Day Lewis Pharmacy, R H Ford and Son, Family Butchers, Glaisdale, The Royal Hotel, Runswick Bay and Whitby Bridge Club as well as many individuals.

The Chairman of Runswick Bay Rescue Boat Committee, Ken Lydall, thanked Karen Sewell, Jan Walker, Sue Cheeseley and Mo Metcalfe as well as the many other contributors and explained that the money raised would kit out a volunteer crew member.

Picture – Helpers from left: Ken Lydall, Chairman, organisers, Karen Sewell and Jan Walker, Crew, James Sewell and Mike Sewell and helper Lynne Lawson.

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