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PayPal will accept credit or debit card payments or of course you can just log in if you already have an account with them- please remember to enter your club name if applicable and the event that the payment is for:

Club Name

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What is this payment for?

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Other Payment Methods:

By Bank Transfer

if you are given a choice between it being a payment to a personal or a business account, you need to select business account

Then these are the details:

Ecatsbridge Charity - but you may find that you need to type it as Charity Ecatsbridge ... that's banks for you !!
Sort Code 20-83-50
Account Number: 60385239

Please put CHCH and your club name as the reference so we can allocate the donations to the right club

Or - you can send us a good old fashioned cheque

payable to ECatsBridge Charity a/c – Barclays have set this up so we can keep all the funds we raise for various charities separate. It is not a registered charity in itself, we simply use it so that we can easily identify what funds are destined for the charities that we raise funds for.

Please put CHCH and the club name on the back of the cheque and sent to:
Anna Gudge
Mill Cottage, Voy
Stromness, Orkney KW16 3HX

If possible we ask you to avoid paying by cheque - the banks charge more for cashing cheques and it also involves everyone in a lot more administration ! But if there is no other way, then of course we will be happy to accept it.

Please Note we can only accept payments in British Pounds, so if you are paying for an event where the charges are in another currency, please email us to know how much it needs to be.

Please also note the following :

Because of the changes in format for our Charity events, it is necessary also to make changes to the way we charge for Simultaneous Pairs. I am sure you understand that we have a lot of expenses – the servers, the bandwidth and our time, payment for commentaries, updating software and so on – are all factors we have to consider if we are going to run the events and raise as much as we can for the various charities.

In the days especially when we printed booklets, the entry fee to the event covered those and all other costs, with as much as possible (about 75%) being sent to the Charity concerned. In the case of Children in Need the club was invited to purchase the organiser pack separately. None of this will happen now.

Therefore, we will make a charge through the Charity account of 50p per pair (per PAIR please note not per player) + the dreaded VAT as the entry fee to the event, with all other funds being a donation to the charity. The clubs may decide to cover that cost, but for simplicity we ask that all payments are made to the ECatsBridge Charity Account and we will take that part as our fee at the end before sending the balance to the charity We suggest a minimum donation of £3 per player, although maybe players would like to make that a little bit more to cover this entry fee. But in any event if a player sends us £3 then £2.70 of that will end up with the charity we are raising funds for (i.e. 90%).

I am sure you understand the need to do this – the only alternative would be to stop running the events altogether and close ECatsBridge – something we don’t want to do and hopefully you don’t want us to do!