Christmas Shopping, Music, Treasure Hunts, Santa, Food & Robert Young who is our MarathonManUK
It might appear that Christmas has come early, it certainly will be later tonight in our lovely #EastSheenm #SW14 as we get to experience a myriad of different activities.
My mind boggles with excitement as to whether I will get to see and do all, not to mention the children’s elation.
What do we start with? – A Treasure Hunt at the Hair & Hounds, Thursday, 4.30pm
Let’s get the children even more excited and pop down to one of our favourite pubs, the Hare & Hounds where they will be given directions, much like a treasure map.
The fun then begins for all as they pop in to shops, adults get to shop, perhaps have a glass of bubbly (one hopes), our little ones get to answer questions and collect treasure.
Then it is back to Santa (Thurs pm)
After all this excitement it is back to the Hare & Hounds, were Santa will be relaxing in his snug waiting for the Treasure Hunters to return.
The bar staff will be at the alert to pour pints and glasses of whatever ordered as one warms up beside the cosy flickering fires, watching the children in glee as the Christmas Spirit is in full flow.
Now is your chance to meet Robert Young, #MarathonManUK (Thurs pm)
I expect most of you have heard about Robert Young, aka MarathonManUK.
However, maybe you have not had a chance meet him yet and feel the inspiration that oozes from his very being.
I certainly am not a runner myself and not an early riser, so have missed many opportunities to see him in action.
If you are like me you might have been waiting for ‘that’ opportunity not arisen yet. Here is a chance to pop by Sheen Sports our family run sports shop where Robert will be between 4-9pm
A little brief bit about Robert you can read below, for a fuller account please go to his website, where you can also donate to support the charities near to his heart, helping sick and vulnerable children.
Robert started by wanting to run 50 Marathons in 50 days, now it is to break the current World Record of 366 marathons in a year. He had never run a marathon before starting this incredible challenge.
Robert not only has been running one marathon a day, but sometimes two, sometimes ultra marathons, which are crazy ones where one climbs and encounters hard terrain.
He has even been known to pick up others and carry them when injured.
He himself has recently had to take some time off, to re-couperate after the pounding his body has had, but he is still determined to beat this record and meanwhile doing everything he can to still promote and support the charities near to his heart.
So why not pop by not only to say “Hello”, but give him some local support, ask him questions, see how inspiring he can be and perhaps find yourself wanting to pop some money in to his donation page – here.
Christmas Markets at the Hare & Hounds ( Thursday eve & Sat pm)
Christmas ornaments that light up for display
Yes that is right, as if the Treasure Hunt was not enough, there will be two Christmas Markets being held in the gardens of Hare & Hounds, Thursday 4.30 – 9pm and a second one on Saturday, midday – 5pm.
Can you imagine the Christmas Spirit whilst shopping for those hand crafted goods? The stalls lit up with fairy lights, wrap up warm with some mulled wine and see if anything takes your fancy.
Al Fesco Dining & Late Night Shops Opening (Thurs pm)
For those of you who are enjoying the late night shop opening by our wonderful retailers you might fancy to also indulge in some ‘Al Fresco Dining’. There will be street food being sold outside Pearsons and Oh Darling to cater for those grumbling tummies on the move.
Liquid Tasting Opportunities (Thurs pm)
If you are a connoissuer or simply curious about Brewery delights then make sure you make yourself known in the Hare & Hounds that same Thursday evening to sample some taste bud liquid teasers from a selection of local sources.
What happens after Santa & The Shopping?
There is food and entertainment to keep everyone happy including the youngsters! There will be a singing duo, Swedish Hotdogs, Spanish Paella & local banter and Community Spirit!
Remember, Remember, Christmas is about giving too!
Don’t forget there are raffle tickets being sold at the Hare & Hounds, this will be drawn at 9pm by our very own Robert Young, MarathonManUK.
There are plenty of wonderful prizes supplied by those near and dear.
All proceeds are going to Dreams Come True, GOSH and NSPCC, these charities being the ones that MarathonManUK, Robert Young has been raising money for, all supporting and helping vulnerable and sick children.
Pop Up Cinema
Last but not least there is a Pop Up Cinema, for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday 5th December, from 5pm.
5pm is Frozen for the children and at 8pm a good old almost classic now in the form of Grease.
East Sheen Pop Up Cinema