The annual Armistice day remembrance service is taking place tomorrow (Sunday November 13), led as usual by the Royal British Legion.
It begins with a 10am service at Christchurch with St Phillips, then a short service including two minute silence at the war memorial at top of Central Road. Afterwards at around 11.15am there will be a parade along Central Road (featuring, I am told, a 10 piece marching band) down to the Royal British Legion.
The Legion is then open to everyone for refreshments, a buffet by the women’s section and live music by the DDay Darlings.
I guess the Christmas events notifications have well and truly begun and so herein is another one.
The Emily Ash Trush, a charity based in New Malden which helps improve the lives of children with cancer is putting on a Family Christmas Party at the Holy Cross Church Hall, Adela Avenue, KT3 6LF on Saturday 3rd December from 12 'til 2pm.
Tickets for the event are also on sale now at £5 per family entry.
As part of the celebration, the trust has accumulated a sack full prizes and is having silent auction to distribute them. (Shh!)
The prizes are:
Chelsea Soccer School Place RRP £105
London Duck Tours Family Ticket RRP £75
Snakes and Ladders Soft play 1 adult and 5 children RRP £ 50 ( two available.. perfect birthday party! )
Family entry to Hobbledown RRP £44
White Spider Climbing session for 6 RRP £111
One Term of swimming lessons for January start with Colin Bull RRP £150 ( two available )
Dick Wittington at New Wimbledon Theatre Family ticket RRP £100+
Delta Force Paintball party for 10 RRP £100
They are also holding a raffle with more prizes(£5 per ticket):
Family entry to London Wetlands centre £35
2 children Birdworld £28
2 children Drusillas £37
Kew Gardens £30
Little Bears Soft play £10
Swim at Guildford lido £6.20
Swim at Guildford Spectrum £22.10
Lookout discovery Centre £19.60
Bocketts Farm £19
Dodge ball Family Party £40
Ice Rink at Nat History Museum £25
Chelsea Soccer School Place £105
Delta Force Paintball party for 10 £100
One terms swimming lessons £150
and many more...
Contact Nickie Murtagh on 07547 628 531 for a ticket to the event, for raffle tickets or to place your bids !
Almost three years ago to the day I first wrote about the Worcester Park Dramatic Society, which at the time I had never before crossed paths with. I am glad to say that this time round they have contacted to blog to tell me about their latest production 'The Dragon of Wantley' which I am reliably informed is "a pantomime for the whole family!" Cue: "Oh no it isn't!" "Oh yes it is!" etc...
What I am really pleased about is the fact that such an organisation exists locally. Having done some amateur dramatics in my youth (and some professional if you call being an extra in 'Neighbours' professional) I have a rather soft spot such groups and some of them are extremely professional in their our look and the quality of their work (even if not in the true sense of the word.)
WP Junior #1 is just the right age to enjoy some panto like this so I will look to take him along on the Saturday.
Ahh yes the dates... There are four performances, all at the Adrian Mann Theatre, Nescot (Reigate Road, Ewell, KT17 3DS) on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November at 7.30pm and Saturday 26th November at 11am and 4pm. Tickets are £11 with concessions available. Book tickets through the WPDS at Ticket Source.
It’s a family friendly professional firework display where we showcase Green Lane School at its best. A real community event where you can bring family and friends, have supper together at our great value BBQ and let your children glow with our amazing choice of glow products.
On Friday 4th November, 6-8pm (fireworks at 7pm).
On the gate adults cost £7 and children £5 (3-12), under 3s are free and family of 4 is £22. Address: Green Lane Primary & Nursery School, Green Lane, KT4 8AS
Tickets are available from Trutex and Ross Fruiterers!