Tamesis Club

Record Fund Raising Bridge Drive Sun 13th November

The Tamesis Bridge Group held their biannual bridge drive last Sunday.  The funds raised go to the Help for Heroes charity. The club room was packed out with 15 tables.  Organiser Margaret Stokes directed the efforts in providing all the materials, including the all important home baked cakes and home made sandwiches.
The funds were augmented by the raffle – many thanks to all those who donated prizes and bought tickets.
The drive raised an amazing and record breaking £1000 which will go straight to Help for Heroes
The bridge drives have been going for about twenty five years, and were the brain child of the late and sorely missed Viv Burchill

Fabulous Ladies Night

ladies night blossom





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The chef and sous chefs

We had a fantastic time last Saturday evening.  Huge thanks to all the gents led by Steve Katz for cooking and the entertainment – including serenading, quizzing and general fun.  Thanks also go to Karina and Josephine for helping with the catering.

Report by Jim Green

“On Saturday 7 May a gloriously sunny evening greeted the 43 lady members and guests who attended Tamesis Club’s Ladies Night, organised and run by men of the club.

Following a welcome drink of Prosecco, the ladies were treated to a 5 course meal  prepared and cooked by Peter Mason, Peter Johnson and Paul Jamieson under the supervision of, and masterminded by, our very own Masterchef, Steve Katz.  Each course was served by some of the club’s menfolk dressed for the occasion in black tie (Adrian Warwick-Haller, Colin Stokes, John  Harris, Chris Pollard, Stewart Colley, David Baker and Jim Green),  who also made sure that the flow of wine never slowed!  To keep the ladies properly entertained, the evening dinner was interspersed with some games, the first being John Harris’s ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ quiz for a prize of chocolates which were won by the Katz/Johnson table.  Then to everyone’s surprise and delight, Chris Pollard accompanied himself on his guitar to sing the amusing ballad of the ‘Man-eating shark’ and was rewarded with rapturous applause for his outstanding performance.   Jim Green followed with a game of ‘heads and tails’ for a prize of a bottle of Prosecco which was won by Zoe Jeffra-Adams.  And finally, Colin Stokes organised the usual extremely popular and frantically competitive session of Pictionary that had ladies rushing around at some pace to ensure they could be in with a chance of winning some more chocolates, which were eventually won by the Bridge table.

All in all, everyone seemed to have a thoroughly enjoyable evening of excellent food and lively entertainment as well as having the perfect opportunity to chat amongst themselves.”

photos by Milly, Jim Green and Sue Katz


May Bridge Drive

On Sunday 31st May the Tamesis Bridge Group will be running a Bridge Drive, the proceeds from which will go to the Club Maintenance Fund. We will be holding a Raffle and would be grateful for the donation of any prizes. Thank you.P1000852

Charity Bridge Drive 9th November

For the past fourteen or fifteen years the Tamesis Bridge Group has held, twice a year, a Charity Bridge Drive. Often these have been for either our chosen charity, the “Shooting Star”, or the Club.

For the past four years we have held our November Drive in aid of “Help For Heroes” – once or twice actually on the 11th November.

The most recent one had 14 tables and raised just over a thousand pounds which, after expenses (prizes, etc.) realised £870. Some £350 of that came from the raffle – we sold £80 worth of tickets to club members prior to the event.

A very nice tea was provided for all participants and it should be noted that all the food for the tea and all the raffle prizes were donated by the Bridge Group. So, a big thank you to all raffle ticket buyers, sandwich and cake makers and prize donors.

Margaret Stokes

Tamesis Bridge Group raises £700 for Kingston charity

The Tamesis Bridge Group raised £700 for the Kingston Advocacy Group at a bridge drive at the Club on Sunday 4 May. The bar raffle was drawn by Peggy Morris, the Club’s senior member, and the winner was John Harris, seen in the photo below with Jim Green, a long-standing member of KAG.

John Harris, Peggy Morris and Jim Green (Photo:  Vivian Burchill)
John Harris, Peggy Morris and Jim Green (Photo: Vivian Burchill)