David & Anne Gilling

Both David & Anne have been actively involved in the promotion, development and administration of bridge in Bedfordshire for many years at both county and club level.

David served on the BBA committee for 9 years in total from 1995-2004. He was Vice-Chairman in 2000-2001 and County Chairman from 2001-2004. Since he stepped down from the committee, David has continued to support the county and has often acted as a proxy at the EBU shareholder meetings.

The latest event which Anne is organising to promote bridge in Milton Keynes is a stand at an exhibition this autumn in Central Milton Keynes shopping centre including a table of four continually at play. Anne has already recruited a number of volunteer helpers.
They are both actively involved at present in administration at both Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard bridge clubs.

Anne has been involved with Milton Keynes Bridge Club since it was formed 35 years ago and she was the founding treasurer. Over the years, Anne and David have held various posts on the club committee. They regularly taken on extra activities to help attract, recruit and retain members. At present, David is a regular director in the club, while Anne takes a leading role in organising the club’s more social events amongst other things, where her attention to detail is especially valuable. As well as supporting and promoting the work of local bridge teachers, Anne and David have given up a lot of their free time in recent years to run informal bridge classes in their own home.

Anne has been the driving force behind actions to save Leighton Buzzard Bridge Club from closure. She stepped in at a time when there was only one person left on the club committee. Supported by David and others, she re-energised the club and established a new active committee of which David is the current chairman.

Anne & David have contributed selflessly to the development of bridge in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes both individually and together over many years. They are tireless in their enthusiasm and consummate advocates for the game.