Monday, 23 October 2017

Surgery windfall

A CHEESE and wine tasting evening raised £1,600 for the doctors’ surgery in Nettlebed.

A CHEESE and wine tasting evening raised £1,600 for the doctors’ surgery in Nettlebed.

More than 130 patients and supporters attended the event on Friday, which was organised by the Nettlebed Surgery Medical Trust.

Visitors enjoyed wines provided by the Vintner of Chelsea, whose managing director Tom Gilbey grew up in the village. MrGilbey, a descendant of the gin dynasty, also offered several magnums of wine as raffle prizes.

His parents, William and Caroline, who still live in Nettlebed, offered £100 worth of vouchers to spend at Gilbey’s restaurants in Eton and Amersham.

Village postmistress Melanie Bullock and florist Sue Bailey-West donated baskets of flowers and the Field Kitchen delicatessen in High Street also gave away a prize.Cheese and biscuits were provided by freelance chef Charlotte Turner, of Mill Road.

The trust was set up 10 years ago to handle patients’ donations to the surgery. It has bought about £26,000 of items which would not have been provided by the NHS.

Dr Jules Barton, one of the surgery’s two GP partners, said: “The event was very successful indeed.”

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