Cash raised for Selsey lifeboat station

An impressive £636 was raised for the Selsey and Hayling Island lifeboat stations after a fundraising afternoon game of Bridge.

About 80 members of the Manhood RNLI branch participated in the event on March 13 at West Wittering Memorial Hall. Participants had the choice of playing either Rubber or Chicago Bridge and only paused in their game-play to sample a delicious tea prepared by Kim Henshaw and her team.

The winner of Rubber Bridge was Gail Cole, with Sally Montyn finishing second. Debbie Gardiner took first prize in Chicago Bridge, while second place was awarded to Babs Walker.

Both Debbie Gardiner and Bridget Wright achieved a number seven trump slam.

The afternoon concluded with the drawing of the raffle, with prizes kindly donated by Munneries, Horrocks and Bimby Fawcett, among others. Players dug deep into their pockets to support the draw, which collected an impressive £235.

A total of £636.17 was raised from the afternoon, significantly increasing the funds going to the Selsey and Hayling Island lifeboat stations. The branch would like to thank everyone involved with the event. The branch holds fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for the lifeboat stations.