Chilworth Bridge Club is celebrating after three of its members completed a two-day training course thanks to a £200 Councillor Community Grant from Test Valley ward member, Councillor Alison Finlay.
Val Bell, Helen Carter and Mike Denning attended the English Bridge Union course in October to be brought up to date with current rules, and to qualify as directors.
Val Bell, Chair of the Chilworth Bridge Club, said: "The club greatly appreciates the support given by the Council to encourage the valuable social and intellectual interaction provided for its senior residents, who sometimes feel isolated in localities with limited public transport. The training will enable directors to run sessions throughout the year."
Councillor Finlay added: "I'm really pleased to present Chilworth Bridge Club with this grant. The course that the directors attended has enabled them to run the Bridge sessions in line with the most up-to-date rules. The club is very popular and I'm delighted that the dedication of the organisers has helped it to grow so quickly."
The Councillor Community Grant scheme helps to fund community-led initiatives. Local councillors allocate funds to projects that they identify as meeting a need in the community based on feedback from residents. For more information about the grants available, visit www.testvalley.gov.uk<http://www.testvalley.gov.uk>.