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New heating for Swaffham care service is gratefully received




Staff at a Swaffham day care service are relieved to see a new modern heating system installed in the building.

Georgina Bell and Stan Sole of the Merle Boddy Centre had requested funds from the town council in June after one of the heaters stopped working at the centre last winter.

Funding from the Swaffham Young Farmers, and Swaffham Rotary Club following a charity golf day, has gone towards the new heating which was installed at the start of August.

Cheque presentation to the Merle Boddy Day Centre for £1,500. From left to right are James Dean, the new chairman of Swaffham and district mental health association, John Wallace, president of Swaffham Rotary and Georgie Bell manager of the Merle Boddy Centre
Cheque presentation to the Merle Boddy Day Centre for £1,500. From left to right are James Dean, the new chairman of Swaffham and district mental health association, John Wallace, president of Swaffham Rotary and Georgie Bell manager of the Merle Boddy Centre

A cheque presentation for £1,500 was received at the Station Yard centre yesterday evening.

Manager of the centre, Georgina Bell, said: “It’s much better to have this kind of infra-red heating rather than the older storage heaters we used to have here.

“We were concerned that we would be sitting in here with coats on. We try not to close for anything but it was going to be an uncomfortable situation to be in.”

Yesterday was the annual general meeting of the Merle Boddy Centre with chairman Eddie Doran standing down after 30-years of leadership.

Cheque presentation to the Merle Boddy Day Centre. From left to right are councillor Fraser Bateman, James Dean new chairman of Swaffham and district mental health association and Georgie Bell, manager of the Merle Boddy Centre
Cheque presentation to the Merle Boddy Day Centre. From left to right are councillor Fraser Bateman, James Dean new chairman of Swaffham and district mental health association and Georgie Bell, manager of the Merle Boddy Centre

And representatives of the Rotary Club presented their cheque from the golf day which was held at Swaffham Golf Club.

Speaking on the Swaffham Young Farmers, Mrs Bell said: “The Young Farmers have come to several of our do’s and it is the second time we have had money from them.

“I can’t praise them enough for what they have done. They have been absolutely wonderful.”


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