Fundraising ‘Bridge Drive’ comes up trumps

A FUNDRAISING game of classic card game bridge came up trumps as more than £1,417.50 was raised to boost Lavenham Church’s Building Fund, which will be used to pay for the repairs to the roof, recently damaged by lead thieves.

The successful charity bridge drive was held on Wednesday 28th October in Lavenham Village Hall and attracted bridge fans from far and wide.

The players enjoyed some good and some not so good hands of the cards interrupted only by afternoon tea and a raffle.   A total of £1,417.50 was raised on the day, with a further £55 being donated after the event by supporters who were unable to attend.

Organiser Jean Charity, thanked all who attended, the helpers, and all who donated prizes for the raffle.

The Revd Mark Woodrow, Curate at Lavenham Church, said: “This was a fantastic result which shows what can be achieved when people, such as Jean and her team of helpers, come together to organise events to raise funds for our iconic place of worship, which we hope is at the very heart of village life.”

He added that “thanks to the support of the local community, work to repair the damage caused by the thieves is expected to begin in the next few weeks”

Donations can still be made to support the ongoing maintenance of Lavenham Church online at: 



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2 thoughts on “Fundraising ‘Bridge Drive’ comes up trumps

  1. The Reverend Mark Woodrow,


    Ss Peter and Paul Curch,

    Lavenham UK

    Dear Mark,

    I am delighted to hear about the success of your bridge event.

    Had I been in England, I would have been of no use to you. Card games and I suffer a constitutional incompatibility.

    However, my wife might well have been glad to play.

    That aside, I hope that things continue to go well for the Lavenham community in their efforts to restore the roof and carry out other works (there are always other works needing attention, aren’t there).

    Every blessing to Stephen, yourself and the people of Lavenham Church.

    The Reverend Dr John Spring

    15 Ivan Street

    North Fitzroy

    Victoria 3068

    (within the Diocese of Melbourne)


    • Dear John, I must admit to also not having a clue about Bridge, but am very grateful that we are blessed with a number of very keen Bridge players who organised this event. My contribution was to extract additional money from the participants by way of a raffle.

      Thank you for your continued support and prayers, for our work and life here in Lavenham; Please pass on our prayers to all in North Fitzroy.

      The Revd. Mark Woodrow


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