As well as the normal Central Road Christmas extravagansia, brought to you in the wake of April’s 'Easter Egg Hunt' and August’s ‘Commonwealth Games Quiz' the final piece of this years children's quiz trilogy is a Christmas Treasure Hunt, this time supported by Sainsbury’s (at the top of Central Road, Worcester Park) and will be taking place during the Christmas Late Night festivities. Sainsbury’s store manager Dennis Benjamin has kindly agreed to supply 100 Selection Packs to the first 100 local children to finish the quiz.
To give this both a Christmas and local theme, the organiser, local resident Richard Johnson took photos, external and internal, of all five Worcester Park churches: Christ Church with St. Philip, St. Matthias Catholic Church, Worcester Park Baptist Church, Cuddington’s St. Mary the Virgin and Old Malden’s St. John the Baptist.
Sixty pictures (small versions shown here) will be in the windows of the local shops, between Worcester Park Railway Bridge and extending up the hill (including Windsor Road), as far up as Christ Church with St. Philip in Cheam Common Road. You may have already spotted a few during your wanderings in the high street.
All local children are welcome to take part. To enter on the night, they will be able to pick up a form from Sainsbury’s (Worcester Park - top of Central Rd - remember!), to record the names of the local shops where they have found one of the pictures. Once the form is complete, upon returning it to Sainsbury’s, they will each receive a Cadbury’s Selection Pack. All you need to bring along is a pen or pencil.
Richard explained that:
"The intention is to provide another activity for younger residents and give families an added incentive to explore the high street and the activities that will be taking place on the night."He highlighted that they won’t be expected to find all sixty, but that as weather is a question mark, the number will depend on how dry and mild the evening is. The idea is for the local kids to have a bit of fun, without making the quiz too easy.
The treats will be handed out at Sainsbury’s (Worcester Park) to the first 100 children who complete the quiz or until 9pm (whichever happens sooner)… So to ensure you get a selection box, pick up an entry form at Worcester Park Sainsbury’s soon after the late night begins at 6pm.