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The Charity Challenge Simultaneous Pairs

The 2025 event will start on Monday 10 March and will be played on 11th, 12th, 13th &14th with different hands each night. (yes, we are totally batty I know).

This is because we want to maximise the funds raised - in 2024 we supported- Mind, that wonderful charity supporting people with mental health problems, and Macmillan Cancer Support ... the work they do is just amazing. Please help us raise lots of lovely funds for them. We have yet to make a final decison abou tthe 2025 charities but they will be different.


We suggest a minimum of £3 per person but if you can make it a bit more please please do! And of course we welcome donations even if you are not able to play ! All the details regarding such payments are here.

About the event

The Charities for 2023 were Mind and Macmillan Cancer Support and you helped raie £10,395.78 which was equally divided between them (thank you all so much !)

The Charities for 2022 were Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie and it raised £10,040.84 which was divided between the two charities.

In 2021 you raised £6,294.84 for each of them - a stunning total of over twelve and half thousand pounds. Thank you. All. So so much.

The 2020 event - well it kicked off extraordinary year and was played just before the whole country went into lockdown and you joined us to raise money for RNLI, with a final cheque at the end for £5,595.88 and a total over the past three years of £17,349.05 for which they were more than grateful. Click here to see more about that


Clubs holding "open" heats

If your club isn't holding a heat or perhaps doesn't run online sessions at all, but you would like to play, we are delighted that other clubs have offered open heats - so please go along and register with them, then you can join us for the event! Click here for a list of these clubs - and if your club is happy to open its doors, please let me know and I will add you to the list - just give me a link and the day/time your heat will be.

Heats can be held on BBO, Bridge Club Live or RealBridge ... if you are a BCL club then please check with BCL but they have agreed to set it up which is marvellous !

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You can find them all here

Please, please join us if you can

These Charities both desperately need our help, and we would love to give them each a nice big cheque at the end !

How it works and how to enter

Really (really) important information about how to do things like send in the files !