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Bridge fundraise for hospice

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Pictured alongside Howick Bridge Club hospice fundraising event co-ordinator Mary Wood (right) and receiving a cheque for $5500 are Jo Davis (left) and Hannah McAvoy from Totara Hospice.

Howick Bridge Club has raised thousands more for Totara Hospice: South Auckland, taking its 30-year contribution to the organisation to more than $100,000.

The club held its annual fundraising event for Totara Hospice –  which provides specialist palliative care services to eligible people living with a life-limiting illness in south and south east Auckland – on July 1.

It comprised an auction of goods donated by local businesses and club members as well as a bridge tournament which attracted entries from clubs within the Auckland region.

“Our tireless organiser Mary Wood once again did an excellent job in personally visiting and securing goods, vouchers and services from 120 local businesses and the arts groups, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks,” Howick Bridge Club’s Brian Craig said.

“Special thanks are also extended to Lenice Clarkson for her valued contribution in organising the auction items, raffles and prizes.”

“Howick Bridge Club has been running the hospice fundraising event for three decades during which time has raised in excess of $100,000.00 for such a worthy and deserving cause.”

Bridge Tournament Results:

North/ South:
1… Dawn Brayshaw & Henriette Annabell 62.63%
2… Peter Bach & Setsuko Lichtnecker 62.41%
3… Jay May & Margaret Bond 60.83%
East/ West:
1… Jeffery Ren & Joy Zeng 64.59%
2… Ming High & Derek Bartosh 62.73%
3… Judith Betteridge & Christine Rider 60.18%


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