Sunday, 13 December 2015

Late Night Report (Christmas)

Well Friday night was once again a big night in Worcester Park for the annual Christmas Late Night. It was great to see so many people out enjoying the evening. Here are a few photos from the night.

Fairground rides in the Stone Place

4th WP Scouts lucky dip type thingy

Carol singing

Win brightly coloured stuffed things

Lovely to see the real meaning of Christmas being celebrated.

Sweet stall

Food stalls

St Raphael's Hospice Shop

The Swans

Tracy from cycle power, chair of the Worcester Park Traders Association wanted to thank several people who have been working very hard to make this years event a success. In particular Brendan from Pets Place, Leanne from H&T Pawnbrokers, Kathleen from the St Raphael's Hospice Shop, Martin from Worcester Spark and Cathy and Keith from the Royal British Legion who all pulled out every stop and made this yet another successful event. The RBL donated half of the Father Christmas present this year and also displayed the colouring competition entries. They also raised £225 towards the Poppy Appeal from the sale of the Mulled wine outside the club. Waitrose also were very supportive and donated seveal prizes. Thanks also to the Reverend Andy Cain who chaired the 'Christmas Late Night committee' and was out helping with the face painting as well (WP Junior was transformed into a formidable pirate by one of the ST Mary's volunteers.)

It was great to see so many shops open and getting involved. I was sorry to see that Woodward butchers weren't doing their famous barbecue this year as I'm sure they would have (as usual) seen people lined up nearly round the block. There were a few other shops not open that I would have liked to see taking part too. However next year's event is already being considered and I hear there are even bigger plans afoot. Hopefully we will see every trader getting involved - for the benefit of Worcester Park.