A SUMMER party which took place in Ellesmere last month was a huge success.

The Late Summer Party at the Boathouse, raised more than £500 for Age UK North Shropshire Supporters (NSS) and nice weather meant that guests were able to enjoy a drinks reception outside before heading indoors for a two-course meal, games and dancing to Mimi Hart and her Hotsy Totsy Band.

Anne Wignall, chairman of the Age UK NSS group thanked everyone for their generosity.

“We would like to thank everyone who came along and so generously supported this event; sponsors Arthurs of Oswestry, Jo Garvin, and Ellesmere College, and The Boathouse for their excellent support and service,” she said.

The next event organised by Age UK NSS will be the annual Shoppers’ Lunch in Ellesmere Town Hall on Friday, November 1 at 12noon. There will be a two-course lunch, bar, stalls and a raffle. Tickets £12.50 per head are available from Ismay’s 01691 623931 or Blakemere Vets 01691 622201.