January 2018

Future Trustees wanted

Are you passionate about bridge?
Are you keen to get more people learning to play?
Can you give some of your free time to contribute to EBED’s work in developing and promoting bridge?

If you answered ‘yes’, and have experience serving on committees, then we would love to hear from you. We are looking to develop a list of volunteers who are interested in becoming a Trustee in the future.

If you would like to know more, or submit an expression of interest, please see here.

EBED supports England junior international squads

EBED is delighted to be offering its support to the ongoing fundraising efforts of the English Bridge Union for the junior teams participating in the 2018 World Youth Team Championships.

Not only will EBED be making a donation from its funds, but it has enabled individuals to make a donation to the fundraising effort through EBED, thereby allowing Gift Aid to be reclaimed. These donations will then be included as part of our larger donation to the EBU to support the junior teams.

Part of EBED's remit is to promote and develop the playing of bridge by those in full time education, and its constitution makes specific provision for supporting junior involvement in events organised by the World Bridge Federation. The fundraising will not only contribute to the costs of participation, but also to the squad's training sessions in the build up to the event so they can perform as well as possible in the competition. We hope that this may give further enthusiasm to youngsters who may just be starting to play; that it may motivate more to give bridge a try; and that it may encourage more people to set up bridge activities for young players.

An update on sponsorship activity can be seen on the EBU website.