Sandy worked for the De Beers diamond group in personnel management for the last 16 years of her career.
Having been invited to apply to become a magistrate, she was appointed to the Magistracy in 1985. Sandy gave up work in 1991 in order to spend more time sailing in the Mediterranean with her husband and sailing their boat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
Sandy has played social bridge for 25 years and in 1995, after an amicable separation from her husband, she decided to set up a bridge club in the local yacht club in Port Solent near Portsmouth where she was living. Single people were encouraged to join and it was surprising how many widows and widowers attended on the first night who were delighted to be welcomed as a single player. Sandy is a member of EBUTA and has been teaching improvers' bridge for the past two years which she thoroughly enjoys. In May 2004 she was assessed suitable as a Club Director. Graham and Sandy met 10 years ago sailing and soon discovered their passion for bridge.
Graham is a retired naval officer and during his retirement has built several cruising catamarans of varying lengths. He has been a social bridge player for 40 years or so and is enjoying assisting Sandy with her Mr Bridge responsibilities.