Bert remembered at charity bridge bash in Sidmouth
PUBLISHED: 11:44 24 October 2011 | UPDATED: 11:44 24 October 2011
A KEEN Sidmouth bridge player who died of Motor Neurone Disease was remembered when a charity event raised £300 to help fight the illness.
Sidmouth Bridge Club held a fundraising afternoon at the town’s rugby club in honour of Bert Rose, 80.
President Margaret Tapley handed a cheque to Bert’s widow Pat – who donated the money to a Motor Neurone charity.
“Bert was one of the best players and they thought a lot of him,” said Pat, 76, of Manstone Avenue.
“The club only holds one charity match a year. They told me they’d be doing this for Burt and it was very nice.
“It’s not a big club, there was around 40 people there, yet I was handed a cheque for £300 which is really good.
“Not a lot of people have heard of Motor Neurone Disease. It’s a horrible illness.
“I’m very pleased. Every penny sent to a Motor Neurone charity is gratefully received.”