THIRTY-TWO players flocked to Barnt Green for the annual ‘Cafe Bridge’ charity fund-raiser.
For the third year running, members of Bromsgrove Bridge Club put on the event, attracting players from local bridge clubs and raising more than £1,000 for the Primrose Hospice.
The cash was collected through entry fees and a raffle after prizes were donated by several local businesses, including Robert Oulsnam, Village Vineyards, Oasis Flowers and Balloons, It’s a Gift and Tony’s Handyman.
Café bridge has become an increasingly popular concept in recent years, providing an environment where social players can mix with those of a more competitive nature.
Bromsgrove Bridge Club chairman Keith Collins said everyone had a lot of fun on the day.
“Many café bridge events attract 200 to 300 players with some even over 1,000 so we still have some way to go in Barnt Green to achieve this number.”
Players met at the Barnt Green Inn for coffee before some moved onto the other village venues, such as Café Morso and The Tea Shop.
After a few hands of bridge, they were able to relax over lunch before moving on to another café for more bridge.
The day concluded with the prizegiving, raffle draw and well-earned drinks at the Barnt Green Inn.
Sue Froggatt and Janet Weston, who had travelled from Edgbaston and Selly Oak respectively, were worthy winners and left with smiles on their faces and a bottle of prosecco each.