Now that’s when they looked after people.
Now that’s when they looked after people.
The first games night was held at the Hall on Friday 27th evening.
There was a full complement of amusements laid out, Darts Pool and Bowls. The ladies had brought a cornucopia of eats and nibbles and a fair selection of drinks were also available.
What was sorely lacking was participants. At enormous expense Doreen was tempted out on what was, admittedly, a wild night. But she gave us all a master class on Bowls and how it should be done. We all gathered round to learn the art. It will obviously take us tyros some time to get to her standard but it was interesting to watch her giving it her all.
Your correspondent took on the O’Boyle lads for a game of Darts and not only got thrashed but managed to get a couple of darts into the wall. There may well be questions in the house about hooligans allowed to play. In future some protection will have to be arranged or the Hall is going to get damaged.
Robert King showed some of his miss spent youth by performing on the pool table, all he needed was a cigarette dangling from his lips and we would have had another master class.
Richard (keep death of the streets) Tulloch with his cough and Mary turned up as did a fair sprinkling of Wings good burghers. All that attended enjoyed themselves and the general consensus was that it was a good evening just needing a few more attendees.
Sarah O’Boyle did a good job in organising the evening but without a doubt more people are needed. There will be another games night when we hope more people will attend. Why don’t you come along next time? The more the merrier!
We have started two “causes” that are a painless way of raising money for the village that cost you nothing !
If you are buying anything online then if you visit one of these sites first they will donate a small percentage of anything you buy to the Wing Community fund. See here for details.
We need your help. Turn Black Friday into Give Back Friday!
This Friday (27th November) shops across the uk will be holding the biggest sales of the year, meaning it’s the perfect time to pick up party dresses, grab gifts and take advantage of tech bargains.
Don’t forget you can collect free donations for Wing Village Hall every time you shop online thanks to easyfundraising.org.uk.
There are nearly 3,000 shops on board, including John Lewis and Amazon, ready to make a free donation to us – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra.
It’s really simple, all you have to do is:
1. Join – Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wingvillagehall and sign up for free.
2. Shop – Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
3. Raise – After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Wing Village Hall for no extra cost whatsoever!
Thank you for your support this Give Back Friday.
1st Robert Birch, Wing
2nd Debbie Whight, Wing
3rd Fran Towell, Wing
The December draw will take place after the Christmas Lunch on Sunday 13th December with double prize money!
The quiz was attended by 50 people, not as many as other years, but we were competing with a function at Manton on the same night. Refreshments were the usually homemade soups and a selection of bite size desserts.
Winners of the quiz were Tom and Jane Gilmore and Richard and I collectively known as “Batemores”!
There was about ten raffle prizes, so I can’t tell you who got what really, just that it was well supported, as was the bar, which culminated in a final total of £663.00 with all expenses paid.
Thanks to all concerned.
Update Monday 16th Nov:
Stitches out. Zimmer walker returned. Walking cane thrown away. Cleared to DRIVE. Surgeon’s grading, “Progress excellent”. But still several weeks of physio.
Update Friday 6th Nov:
She’s home! Surgery went well. She will no doubt tell you all about it when she is less drugged up.
Judith Oakley’s knee was replaced successfully this morning in a 3-hour operation at St Joseph’s Hospital, Bellingham.
The surgeon described it as the worst knee he had seen in 14 years but as it was all replaced there should be no further problems.
She is expected to be home at the end of the week.
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