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Replacement Tables and Bidding boxes (360G-CFSurrey-A426000)

To replace existing equipment at the club which offers a social activity for the local community of Ditton and neighbouring areas.

£2,205

18 Jan 2017

Grant details
Amount Applied For 2205
Amount Awarded 2205
Award Date 2017-01-18T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01030325
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name Elmbridge 006D
Grant Programme: Code GPG 2016 December
Grant Programme: Title Donor Funds
Impact Category Advance people's physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety
Last Modified 2017-05-24T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 1
Planned Dates: End Date 2017-04-14T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2017-03-15T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Seniors (65+)
Primary beneficiary Older People
Primary ethnicity All Ethnicities
Primary issue Health, wellbeing and serious illness
Recipient Org: Description Ditton Bridge Club has been in existence since 1985. It is affiliated to Surrey County Bridge Association and The English Bridge Union. The Club provides duplicate contract bridge sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings each week, based in the clubhouse of Surbiton Hockey Club in Sugden Road, Thames Ditton. In addition, the Club runs a Novice evening on the third Tuesday of each month for players who are new to duplicate bridge or returning to this version of club Bridge after a period away. The Novice session runs alongside the normal event, but takes place at a more leisurely pace and includes a break for explanation and discussion. Current members, 108 in number, are mainly pensioners. The Club's oldest member is 98 years old and, exceptionally, we do have one member under 20, but most are in their 70s and 80s. A study in 2000 at the University of California, Berkeley, found strong evidence that an area in the brain used in playing Bridge stimulates the immune system. Researchers suggest that is because players must use memory, visualisation and sequencing. Last year, the Alzheimer's Association shared the results of a large scale clinical trial in Finland that demonstrated the benefits of combining cognitive training and social activity - two of Bridge's chief benefits - with other lifestyle elements: that multiple changes in lifestyle can improve memory and thinking in those risk of cognitive decline. A study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that playing card and board games can help older people retain their mental sharpness. Researchers discovered that the frequency of playing games is associated with greater brain volume in several regions that are affected by Alzheimer's disease. Those who played more frequently also scored higher on cognitive tests.
Recipient Org: Web Address http://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwoi/bw.cgi?club=ditton&pid=display_home&sessid=572074792821107
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