Monthly Archives: December 2013

Village Travels Raffle Winners

Cheam Traders Raffle Winners


Afternoon Tea for Two at Tasha’s Tearoom – Tracy Farquhar

Pilates Classes from Inspiri Dance – Mrs Marcem

Aftershave and Perfume from Frith’s Chemist – Diane Stevens

£10 Voucher from Ali Barbers – Dimitri Constantinou

£50 Travel Voucher from Village Travel – Mrs Jefferies

£25 Voucher from Clothes Rail – Sue Hayes

Celebrations from Village News and Dustpan and Brush from Village Hardware – Sam Duckett

Football from Cheam Sports – Mrs Hill

Hair Products from Molyneux – Mr O’Toole

Hair Products from Iconic – Zoe Duckett

Glass Candle Set from Home Sweet Home – Emma Bailey

Bag from Bublee Boutique – Karen Bulmer

Meal for Two at Village Charcoal Grill – Charles Jefferys

Nail File and Varnish Voucher at Kudos – Ralph John

Neck, Shoulder and Back Massage from Esterel – Mr O’Toole

£10 Voucher from Village Ceramics – Lisa Leech

Cut and Blow Dry at John Fraser Jenkins – Sally Steele

Sylvanian Families Sets from Flair – Sarah Watson

Platter Meal Voucher at Peri Peri Chicken – Jon Hill

Giant Jar of Sweets from Village Sweet Shop – Christine Constantinou

£50 Meal for Two Voucher at Regional Thai – Karen Bulmer

£10 Voucher from Citrus Tree – Mr Johnstone

£10 Voucher and Craft Sets from Whichcraft – Mrs Marcem

£10 Voucher from Superfish – Mr Bailey

Reindeer Christmas Decoration from Dragonfly – Pam Watson

Cup and Coaster from  Sparkle – Mrs Corbin

£20 Voucher from Greensleeves Florist’s – Brenda Gibbard

Hamper from The Pantry – Mr Berger

Hair Cut Voucher from Cheam Salone – Bob Watson


Massive thank you to all of the Cheam Traders who donated prizes to the raffle a total of £630 was raised for St Raphael’s Hospice.

Christmas Fair 2013- the best yet!!!

This year Cheam’s Christmas fair was definitely the best yet. Local police estimate the crowd this year to have been between 3500-4500 visitors throughout the evening which is an unbelievable turn out in comparison with last years’ estimated 2500.

The fairground netted almost double what they did last year and provided some great rides and treats for the children to enjoy.



Cheam’s young one’s also had some great times seeing Santa on his horse and cart and then in Whitehall where they could relay what they would like for Christmas. We all have faith that Santa can make them all happen, apart from Abbie Townsend aged 5’s wish for a pink unicorn, apologies Abbie.



We as a community owe massive thanks to Smyth & Byford for providing so much this year, in particular Radio Jackie which made the evening flow and even bought us snow!



We had some excellent carol singing from St. Dunstan’s Church of England school choir, some budding performers in that group.


Lots of children got involved in Cheam Sports Shop’s Disney treasure hunt where everyone won a prize!

The Village Travel shop also hosted a raffle which was later drawn by MP Paul Burstow and saw lots of prize winners who benefited from fantastic prizes from gift vouchers to candles.

Characters from the current panto ‘Dick Whittington and his amazing cat’ (at the Seycombe Theatre) paraded around the village in full costume alongside Queenie the famous Chihuahua who has been getting friendly with community policing in her LED lit crystal encrusted pink buggy.

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Cheam Baptist Church hosted an impressive evening with organ music, a selection of Christmas carols and festive musical melodies ending with festive jazz.

Finally we owe the biggest thank you to Tim Vine for sparing time in his busy schedule to turn on Cheam’s Christmas lights at no benefit to himself. His speech was hilarious, made all the funnier by Sutton Council having already turned the majority of lights on. Watch the video on Tim’s speech here:

Tim Vine Lights Switch On, Cheam!

Well done to everyone who made it happen namely Cheam Chamber of trade Chairman Tom and his committee.

Special thanks to Alex Rocha and Jason Sorrell who gave their time selflessly.

Also thanks to all our volunteer stewards for the evening.