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Charity tournament for hospice

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The tournament attracted various entries from clubs within the Auckland region.

Howick Bridge Club’s (HBC) recent fundraiser for Totara Hospice: South Auckland has added thousands more onto the $100,000 total from their 30-year contribution to the organisation.

HBC held its annual fundraising event for the hospice, which provides specialist palliative care services to eligible people living with a life-limiting illness in south and south east Auckland, on Thursday June 23.

Bridge players from Howick and surrounding areas, including several grandmasters, kick-started play at 10am with 17 tables.

Along with an entry fee of $20, there was an auction of goods donated by local businesses and club members, raffles and trading tables.

“Every penny goes to the hospice,” says HBC director Peter Bowyer.

“And the club tends to round it. For example, if it’s $3800, we’ll make it $4000.”

So far HBC has raised $4600 in total for Totara Hospice: South Auckland.

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