WORCESTER Bridge Club's first ever Café Bridge event raised £150 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

More than 30 bridge players attended the event, with eight tables playing in three different City cafés.

Players met at the Old Greyhound for a welcome and briefing, and then set off to Elgar’s Restaurant, The Old Pheasant, and Caffe Bolero.

Each pair played in each of the three cafés, and enjoyed excellent lunches as well as coffees and cakes.

Winners of the event were Lorna Fellows and Rufus Ulyet, just ahead of Pam Bird and Shelia Knowles.

Event organiser and Worcester Bridge Club chairman Mike Vetch said: "It took a lot of planning and organising, but when we get our breath back, I’m sure we will have another. Everyone just seemed to love the combination of playing cards, good food, coffee, cake, and a bit of a walk, and the atmosphere was really friendly- a great advertisement for the game."

One of the players, Trish Mann said: "The café owners were so welcoming and helpful, and the food was extremely good."

The event was held late last month.

Worcester Bridge Club, whose members range from 14 to 84- years-old, is one of a number of bridge clubs in the area where people can play at a variety of levels.

Worcester Bridge Club meets on Wednesday evenings from 7.15pm at Claines Royal British Legion, as well as on Tuesdays from 1pm at Hallow Parish Hall.

For more information contact Mr Vetch by emailing mike1958v@mail.com or for more information go to bridgewebs.com/worcester.