Thea Teale

"A very generous legacy of £20,000 has been left to the SBU by Ms Thea Teale who died in April last year.
 
Thea was a member of both the Carlton and the Melville Bridge Clubs in Edinburgh and served on the Board at the Carlton. She was respected and at times feisty bridge player, and achieved some notable competitive successes at local and national levels. Perhaps most importantly of all - as described on the Carlton website in her memory - Thea was a lovely person, unfailingly polite, good-humoured and generous to both partners and opponents. Keen to win, graceful in defeat she is sorely missed at the bridge table.
 
The SBU Council has agreed that the legacy be spent over the next five years as follows. In each of the five years £4000 will be made available. Education will receive £2000 per year to cover primary and secondary schools along with adult classes. A further £1000 will be allocated to the Juniors and £1000 will be used to promote Bronze Events countrywide.
 
 This legacy will reflect Thea's love of the game and her enjoyment of the way in which it brings together players of all ages and levels."