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Health, shopping, whist and more.

Health boost - A flu vaccination programme at Wragby Surgery proved to be popular.

More than 600 people attended the first session and there was also a good turn out at a follow up event when vaccinations to combat shingles were also available for patients aged between 70 and 79.

To coincide with the session, the surgery staff held a raffle and provided refreshments, raising £457 for equipment funds.

Over the last 15 years, the equipment fund has raised £15,000 with a further £9,000 in donations.

This success was made possible by the hard work of Anne Buffham and Caroline Hydes - and their band of supporters.

Numerous pieces of equipment have been purchased including an electric couch, hearing loop, magnifying glasses, the autoclave, pulse
oxymeter.

At the end of this year, Anne and Caroline will be retiring from their role of fundraising organisers but will be willing to give advice and support to any patients who wish to carry on the work.

Please contact the practice manager for more details.

Christmas Shopping - A Christmas shopping evening, organised by members of the Methodist Church, was held at the Town Hall.

More than 20 traders attended offering a wide variety of goods.

Despite poor weather, £400 was raised from refreshments, a tombola and a raffle.

The money will go towards the refurbishment of the kitchen in the Methodist Church.

Organisers thanked everyone who attended.

Whist drive - Winners at a recent whist drive, held at the Town Hall, include Mrs J Woodthorpe, Mr R. King, Mrs M. Needham, Mr B. Hixley, Mr N. Carmichael and Mrs R Hilton.

Annual meeting - The Wragby Joint Uniformed Headquarters Management Committee held their annual meeting.

Chairman Jon Sadler, gave his report on the last year and said it had been very successful for fundraising.

Approximately £900 was raised at the Mega May Fayre, £1,300 from two local councillors and approximately £1,000 from a race night supper.

Thanks to fundraising efforts, the headquarters building now has a new roof and the grounds are looking much better.

Sufficient funds are available to rebuild the external walls and replace soffits and facias.

The chairman said he hoped to lower running costs by reducing electricity bills and business rates.

He did raise some concerns, including a lack of parental involvement. He also said new volunteers would be needed to help fundraise.

The Chairman, on behalf of the committee, thanked Lizzie Taylor for auditing the accounts and the only change to the committee membership was the resignation of secretary Doug Wiltshire. Andrea Ward agreed to take on the role for a year.