The team at Woodlands Park Hotel is actively involved with supporting local charities. Here is an update on their recent efforts.
A Charity Luncheon raises money for Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge.
A charity luncheon held on Monday 26th September 2011, by Mayoress of Elmbridge Mary Sheldon and featuring television presenter Michael Aspel has raised more than £2,500 for Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge.
The charity luncheon featuring Michael Aspel has raised more than £2,500 for the Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge. Mayoress of Elmbridge Mary Sheldon held the lunch at the Woodlands Park Hotel in Stoke D’Abernon. The event was sponsored by the Hotel.
Mr Aspel was the guest speaker at the event, which was attended by more than 70 people. Mr Aspel spoke about his work as a newsreader and presenter on such shows as Crackerjack, This Is Your Life and the Antiques Roadshow.
Mary Lacey, the director of marketing at the Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge, also gave a brief talk. She spoke about the services that the charity offers, it provides palliative care and support for the residents of North Surrey, including Elmbridge, and is based within Weybridge Hospital.
Pantomime Horse Race is the Mane Attraction!
There was plenty of horsing around at Sandown Park this year for the Mayor of Elmbridges’ annual Pantomime Horse Race.
The racecourse welcomed a host of people from businesses and local charities from the borough dressed as four-legged animals, there was even a camel to keep the crowds amused. Woodlands Park Hotels’ horse this year, "Woody’s Revenge" was made up of Darren Newman & Andy Barnes from the hotel's Maintenance Team. The Woodlands Park horse cheered on by rest of the hotel team came in a respectable third place.
However all was not lost. The occasion was to raise money for the Sam Beare Hospice, the chosen charity for the Mayor Councillor John Sheldon’s appeal this year.
As the 10 entrants galloped up the course, it was a photo finish but Olay Oneigh by Procter & Gamble raced to victory and stole first place. Also attending the event was Michael Aspel OBE, a freeman of the borough in Elmbridge, who presented the victorious pair with the winning shield and a bottle of Champagne.
More practice & less scones & clotted cream needed for next year.