Veterans’ Charity Erskine is the winner in virtual bridge game

Veterans’ Charity Erskine were the winners in this year’s Kilmacolm Golf Club annual bridge competition after members and players fundraised a staggering £810.

The event, held virtually this year for the first time, saw 36 enthusiastic players taking part and enjoying a sociable afternoon game online.  First held at the club in 1977, this annual event has generated around £22,000 for Erskine since its inception.

Lady Captain, Patricia Briggs, organised the event with the help of her husband Charles, who is a keen bridge player too.  Patricia said: “The ladies section at Kilmacolm Golf Club has been committed to fundraising for Erskine for the past 45 years and we weren’t simply going to stop this year.  Charities need our help more than ever.  We felt it was important to continue to support this worthy cause and the wonderful care that Erskine provides for our Veterans. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the event.”

Jim Watret, Erskine Community Fundraiser for the West, said: “It has been a fantastic effort by Kilmacolm Golf Club to keep this annual event going this year during these challenging times and we are so grateful for their continued support of our work, helping to care for our Veterans and their spouses.”

The donation will help to fund Erskine’s unrivalled support to Veterans in Scotland, through four care homes and a Veterans Village, an Activity Centre, five Assisted Living apartments, 44 Cottages, and 24 Single Living Apartments which are currently under construction.

Pictured are Lady Captain Patricia Briggs and event organiser Charles Briggs.

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