Trio put charity on the cards

Penny Honeyman, Jen Godfrey, The Times' bridge correspondent Andrew Robson, Vicki Saltmarsh and Miranda Johnson
Penny Honeyman, Jen Godfrey, The Times' bridge correspondent Andrew Robson, Vicki Saltmarsh and Miranda Johnson

Three generous bridge players have raised more than £6,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Penny Honeyman, Jen Godfrey,and Vicki Saltmarsh ran a bridge tournament from November last year to June this year, raising £2,970.

A total of 182 players took part in the competition.

On November 7, the trio presented a cheque to Miranda Johnson from the charity at New Green Community Centre in Thurston.

They were joined by international bridge player and Times bridge correspondent Andrew Robson, raising another £3,146 selling teaching lessons with the pro.

Miranda Johnson said: “It is wonderful to see Penny, Jen and Vicki’s commitment to fund-raising for dementia research.

“We cannot thank them enough for this incredible gift.

“Over 9,000 people are living with dementia in Suffolk today and research for dementia still lags behind other serious diseases and we still lack treatment that can tackle the condition. The bridge tournament has raised enough to pay for 150 hours of research or vital supplies to help our scientists in their efforts to find much needed treatment.”