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Our Bridge Club in the News!

The Weekly Review featured this story on our wonderful Bridge Club...

"Catching up for a weekly game of cards has turned into a $10,000-a-year fund-raiser for members of the Prahran Rotary Club.

Hal Levy, the club’s Bridge-night organiser said he came up with the idea of the Bridge Club nights with friends.

“We started the club about six years ago and all the money we raise goes straight to charity,” Mr Levy said.

“About 50 people show up every Tuesday night, including players from the Rotary club and the community, who pay $14 each on the night to play.”

Since the Bridge nights began, charities have included the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Mums of St Kilda, Polio Plus, flood relief and bush fire victims, with cheques totaling more than $50,000.

“We donated more than $8000 when The Alfred ran out of money to refurbish their recreation room for breast cancer patients,” Mr Levy said.

“Our Bridge Club is now recognised among the hospital’s main sponsors.”

A professional Bridge director runs the night and emails the results to all the players the next morning.

On November 18, the Bridge club is hosting its annual Gala night, which attracts almost 80 players.

“At the special event next week, the Bridge director will conduct a special competition,” Mr Levy said.

“Plus, we will make a donation to a charity – on top of the playing fee that will already goes towards a charity – but we haven’t decided which charity yet.”

There will also prizes on the night.

Bridge nights run every Tuesday night from 7.30pm-10.30pm at St John’s Anglican Church in Toorak.

Supper is provided."


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