Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - August 2005

Edited by Peter Price
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.


Julia and Roy recently attended a celebratory lunch to mark the occasion of the winding up of the Leeds Hospital Fund Charitable Trust.

The event held at the Civic Hall in Leeds was hosted by Richard Strudwick, Chairman of LHF, together with his fellow trustees. Also attending as a guest speaker was the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor William Hyde, who was accompanied by his wife.

The chairman said that the occasion was a party! Guests were received by the sound of a steel band to get everyone in the party spirit.

After being introduced to the trustees, guests were treated to Bucks Fizz; and an opportunity to admire the beautiful building and the showcases of precious gifts given to the Civic Hall over many years.

In their speeches, both the Lord Mayor of Leeds and the Chairman of the trust suggested that although the final curtain was being called on the trust as it stands at the moment, the phoenix may yet arise from the ashes in a different format – we all await to hear if that will happen!

The LHF have been supporters of the BCA over the past few years, and the occasion was an ideal opportunity to thank the trustees in person for their generosity. Gazette readers will be well aware that the Leeds Hospital Fund has been sponsors of the Gazette over the past year.

Cheques were presented to the 86 charities attending the event.

First time visitors to Leeds Julia and Roy enjoyed their visit to the city.

Julia Scott.