Bert remembered at charity bridge bash in Sidmouth

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.

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“I’m very pleased. Every penny sent to a Motor Neurone charity is gratefully received.”

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