On behalf of NZ Bridge, its Board and its 14200 members I extend congratulations and best wishes to the English Bridge Union on the occasion of its 75th Birthday.
Your history demonstrates that as an organisation your commitment, enthusiasm and endeavour to grow the Game of Bridge has remained constant despite the various challenges encountered during those 75 years.
Of the many initiatives the EBU has implemented over the past 75 many years, the setting up of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the development of bridge (2009) under the Chairmanship of Baroness Ruth Henig is certainly one of its most exciting.
To identify the benefits bridge can provide to primary school children and the elderly and then develop and implement programmes for these age groups creates opportunity to encourage many more potential bridge players either current (elderly) or in the future (primary school children).
I am sure Bridge Administrators in many countries where Bridge is not a Curriculum Subject will watch with interest as this Project progresses.
Well done and Best Wishes for success in the future.
Enjoy your Bridge and the celebratory social activities at this time and throughout your 75th Birthday year.
Executive Chairperson NZ Bridge