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Christmas Fantasia 2021

Christmas Fantasia 2021

Christmas Fantasia 2021 took place on Saturday 27th November, at the Ash Centre and on Ash Wharf. This years event was once again sponsored and supported by many local businesses, organisations and individuals.

Inside and outside the Ash Centre the Christmas Fayre saw many local individuals, organisations and charities running various stalls, attractions, games, and raffles, throughout the afternoon. Stalls holders were :

Utility WarehouseFrancoise LewingHogs Back Jam, Chillies & Chutneys
Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity Ash Museum Abi’s Bath Bombs
Karimix UK Ltd Lindsey Interiors Busy Beans
Little Touches Shawfield School Association By Tate
Eco Art By Jonnie Hogs Back Bees Arbonne
Odds & Ends Crafts 1st Ash Vale Scout Group Ash Hill Evening WI
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation EMP Illustrations All In The Box
Cats Protection Diana Seveleva Rose & Paws
Butterflies Pre School St Peters Mother Union British Heart Foundation
RSPCA Shop Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care Olive & Things
Lauren Hannah May Bakes Sew What S&S Pattiserie
Nanna Jane Knits Bells Piece Support Group Leonard Cheshire Selina’s Home Gems

Ash Parish Council ran their usual tombola and raffle, where all money raised will be donated to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Ash Parish Council would like to thank all of the following for their donations to the tombola and raffle :

Admiral Public House Ash Convenience Store Ash United Football Club
Bo Wah Fish Bar Christmas Bakery Citizens Advice
Co-op Cutthroat Business Darlings Of Chelsea
Fish For Tackle Happy Garden Takeaway K & S Hair Studio
Magic Signs Mitchell & Partners Nails Beauty
One Stop Stores Panini & Go RSPCA Charity Shop
Sanya Convenience Store Stylish Dogs The Admiral Pub
The Greyhound Pub The Lion Brewery The Optical Centre
Tilthams Garage Twin Larder Vale Café
Vale Furnishers Ved Newsagents

As the darkness fell, a large crowd gathered on Ash Wharf where the Chairman of Ash Parish Council, Cllr Nigel Manning, accompanied by the Ash Vale Ensemble, led the carol singing around the Christmas Tree.

Father Christmas arrived and after the traditional countdown, switched on the Christmas Tree lights. During his journey to and from the Christmas Tree Father Christmas gave out sweets to the children.

Ash Parish Council would also like to thank :

  • Surrey County Councillor, Cllr Carla Morson for providing funding for the Christmas Tree from her Member’s Community Allocation Funding;
  • Bridges Estate Agents for providing the electricity for the Christmas Tree lights throughout the festive period;
  • The Kia Dover Garage for sponsoring the Christmas Tree lights.

To view a video of the Christmas Tree Light Countdown click – Light Switch on.

Video copyright – Neil Bidwell