An interview on Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 gave an insight in to what bridge means to those in later life, with two widowed ladies taking about the social and cognitive benefits they enjoyed from playing bridge. That interview is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0770qtx and will be available until 20th May. Interviews such as this not only show the significance of bridge to people in this demographic, but also the importance of continuing to look at how bridge offers social and cognitive benefits to people of all ages, and how the game can be used to provide benefits to society.
The proceeds from the next EBED Sim Pairs – which will take place 5th to 9th September – will also go to supporting EBED’s work in this area. We hope that your cub will host a heat, and support its efforts, and that you will encourage your members to take part – if not at a heat at your club, then at one in your local area.
In addition your club, and the heat winner at your club, can win up to £1000 (see below).
British Summer Sim Pairs – 25th to 28th July
British Autumn Sim Pairs – 3rd to 6th October
These represent the last chance for your club, and two of your members, to enter the prize draw to win £1000, or one of seventeen other cash prizes.
To be in with a chance of winning, all your club needs to do is hold a heat of one of these events. You will be entered in the draw every time you hold a heat, and if the heat is well attended you will receive additional entries.
The pair at the club who achieve the highest national score will go in to an additional prize draw. The first prize in each draw is £1000. You can read more about the prizes.
We hope this is a big incentive for you to take part. There are also other benefits to participation in our Sim Pairs, and you can read more about those, and get information on entering, in this document.