Sunday, 22 November 2015

Autumn Winners

Regular blog readers will remember a recent spate of Autumn events for children, run and organised by local event organiser, Richard Johnson. These included a drawing competition and a treasure hunt. Both events were sponsored by the Sainsbury's Local at the top of Central Road with Haart (the estate agent) providing additional prizes for the treasure hunt.

Well the winners of the Autumn design challenge have now been announced and as two of the three winners were members of 1st Worcester Park Girls Brigade, (who meet every Thursday, at nearby Christ Church with St Philip), it was organised to meet up there to give out the prizes.

Congratulations go to Kalida Alnajjar (left), Ruth Ritchie (centre) and Lexi Hamilton-Warford (right), seen holding their winning designs on the left here. A big thank you also goes to shift manager Dan (seen at the rear), from Sainsbury's Local, who kindly came along to present the three prizes of a £10 book token. Alongside Dan is 1st WP Girls Brigade Captain, Angela.

Extra prizes at Haart
The organisers would like to thank everyone who took part and entered the competition.

Richard Johnson who organised it told the blog: 
"The Sainsbury's team also showed me some of the entries and I saw there were a lot of thoughtful and creative ideas... Worcester Park has talent!

For those that didn't win a prize this time, one or two local traders have expressed an interest in sponsoring future art competitions, so there undoubtedly will be more opportunities for local children to win a prize next year."
Treasure Hunt prize
winners outside Sainsbury's
Then came the Autumn Treasure Hunt, where Worcester Park's children were invited to take part in a high street treasure hunt, where they were challenged to find 25 posters in the local shop windows on Hallowe'en evening.

Completing the challenge wasn't too difficult, (and even possible without crossing the notoriously busy Central Road), as over 100 local shops joined in to support the activity, by placing a poster in their window. Mr Johnson wanted to express his thanks to all 102 shops who took part this time and supported the event and said,
"I was amazed just how many shopkeepers were up for this, having grown from the initial 20 traders, who took part in the first treasure hunt, back in Easter 2014."
The list of all 102 traders who took part is: (clockwise from the top of the hill)...

On the left/to the west: The Tops, Fulham Timber Merchants, Sainsbury's Local, Broadway Bargains, Happy Garden, Meghna, Costcutter, Wise Beds, Lemon & Lime Kitchen Designer, Bronco's, Royal British Legion, Camera Continental, Smile Dental Implants, Megabytes, Toy Shed Toy Shop, The Classic, Worcester Park Library, Nat West, QEF, Santander, Pets Place, Superdrug, Sunshine Café, Food and Wine, Princess Alice, Burkitt Stationery & Cards, Cut & Blend, Redgwell's Sewing Machines, Greggs, Quality Dry Cleaners, Nationwide, Woodward Brothers, Sole II Sole, Marie Curie, W H Smith, UK Household, R Woodfall, Caché, Moon Light Unisex Hair Salon, Barclays, Gascoigne Pees, Surrey King Café, Nefis, and The Brook…

On the right/to the east: Worcester Park Station, Worcester Park Station Newspaper Kiosk (Paul Daws), Fiko, Kingfish, Mr. Ink, Abi Express, Ryan Gate, PC Centre, Boots, La Mamma, H&T Pawnbrokers, Clark's, Trutex, Halifax, Glitz and Glam Beauty, Chinese Medicine Plus, Ross's Fruiterers, Checkers, Conservatory Florist, Sean Hanna, Tarrant's Hardware, Sularis, Golden Images, Hendy's Jewellers, Read & Rite, Kimberley Nail Designs, St. Raphael's, Garner's Funeral Service, Hunters, Coversure, Amy Nails, Shesh Mangal, Graham Lee Carpets, Preview Menswear, Bellini, Connor Prince, Central Plumbing, Central Locksmiths, AMS Opticians, Dawson Aerials, Chubbys, Haart, Knightwood Furniture, The Perfect Property Maintenance Company, Launderette, Computer Surgery, More Than Lofts, Frederick W Payne, Star Barbers, Classic Wok, Dual Tools, Amor Beauty, CSC Cars, Ocean, Stitch Right, Jolley's Newsagents, B R Fencing & Christchurch with St. Philip's…

A big thank you to all of them for getting involved in local events like this and helping to keep the community spirit alive in Worcester Park.