The English Bridge Union (EBU) is this year celebrating its 75-year anniversary. [The EBU is the national governing organisation for Bridge in England. It currently has over 50,000 members.]
The special edition English Bridge magazine for June 2011 talks about the positive impact of Bridge on the health and wealth of the nation. Here are a few headlines:
- All Party Parliamentary Group for the development of Bridge established in 2009. This is encouraging school children to learn Bridge (through MiniBridge) to improve their mathematical ability (amongst other things). It is promoting Bridge for older people to stay mentally agile and socially active.
- Current initiative by the EBU to have Bridge recognised as a mind sport.
- Charitable status achieved by the Hitchin Bridge Club.