My Review of The Late Night Christmas Shopping Event (5th December)

Well it seemed like a good idea at the time – OMG when we started to organise and talk about this event, I never knew how quickly it would be upon us! Time has appeared to FLY by quite literally. I remember a little voice saying “Why don’t we dress up?”, whose crazy idea was that? Oh it might have been me! Oops!! So after John had donned his King Henry VIII/Shakespearian lothario outfit, Denise and I headed upstairs to transform ourselves with grease paint and wigs. Thank goodness for those wigs! Nobody really recognised us with those on – honestly! So the wicked witch and the snow queen glided downstairs looking fabulous and feeling really stupid! To finish off the team, Mr P himself dressed up as Santa, filled his sack full of oranges, grabbed the old station bell and went off bellowing Merry Christmas to all and sundry. 

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We served mulled wine, bucks fizz, mince pies and truffles all night, whilst we pranced around in our costumes. We had many people visit the shop, and the High Street seemed to be buzzing with a great atmosphere! We can all pat ourselves on the back for a job well done! Next year will be bigger and better! It was a great social event which we will endeavor to carry forward with gusto into the New Year. Projects for next year? Who knows? Summer Street Party twinned with Fusion Arts Festival 2014???? Watch this space….

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I personally want to thank my partner in crime, and new friend, throughout all these festivities – Sophie from Bod & Ted , who bravely organised the huge raffle we held. Over £1700.00 was raised for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, the 53 prizes were donated by the shops and businesses in the High Street – to whom we are both very deeply grateful. Other stalwarts include my dear friend Ron from Howard Cundey Estate Agents who designed, printed and distributed all the leaflets, they are also proud sponsors of the KSS Air Ambulance); Aaron from Christchuch/MannaCafe for letting us use the area for the prize draw with the Mayor; The Tunbridge Wells Choral Society for their cheery carols on a chilly evening, Javabean for looking after TW Choral Society and for hosting our first meeting back in the summer; David B for the Love TW coverage; the Courier for supporting us; Gavin from Freshpix for the great video of the lights going on in the High Street and for having the pop up stall outside Manna Cafe where you could have your picture taken with Rudolph antlers – just like Mr Mayor did!! 

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I even want to thank TW Council for making sure that the lights we did have were all working! And Markerstudy for the wonderful Santa Express – please, please, please can we have it ALL year?????

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So many of you helped to make it a wonderful evening! And I am very proud to have made so many new friends since this all began. In particular I just want to mention Jackie and Co, Cheryl, Juliet, Lynne, Neil and Co, Harpal & Chris, Elaine and Co, Nick, Richard, Charlotte, Emma, Susanna, Sharron, Nick, Alexandra, Ann, Sandra, Dominic, Loretta, Lena, Thelma, Sean, Martin, Stefan, Sam, Raquel and Co,  Julia, Andrew, Freya & Becs, David, Kathryn, Gabrielle, Lea, ERic, Mark & Anna, Miles, Charlotte and Co, Caro, Debbie, Samantha, Fionha, Mauro, Taylor, James, Daisy, Allison and Co, Emma, Lucy & Halli, Zoe & Josh, Kate, Sigourney, Sally, Michelle, Anthony – AND EVERYONE in the High Street and Chapel Place!! 

And to you – the people who came to see us and join us for festive cheer!!!!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. 

Jo, Denise, John & Michael

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Raffle Prizes from 5th December

Here are all of last weeks raffle prize winners!! We have been unable to contact a few of the winners (I will list these at the bottom) so please e-mail sophie@bodandted.co.uk if you think you or anyone you know is one of them and share this!

1. AIRBASE IN MARSDEN TRIP FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR – KSS AIR AMBULANCE – green 262 – Andrew
2. £100 GIFT VOUCHER – G. COLLINS & SONS – pink 18 – Ivan
3. STUDIO OR LIFESTYLE PORTRAIT SESSION – FRESHPIX – green 278 – Charlie
4. BACARAT EARRINGS – MARK ADAM – green 10 – Hadwen
5. £100 GIFT VOUCHER – LA BELLE FEMME – green 340 – Jackie
6. AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO – LA ROCHE – blue 400 – Evelyn
7. 1 HOUR MASSAGE – COCO BLUSH – pink 235 – Debs
8. SILVER NECKLACE – JEREMY HOYE – pink 339 – John
9. RAY BAN SUNGLASSES – PEEPERS – green 55 – Nick
10. BACK MASSAGE, MANICURE & CONDITIONING TREATMENT – SW1 – pink 275 – Georgia
11. LUNCH FOR TWO – SIGNOR FRANCO – blue 268 – Helen
12. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – CHILDREN SALON – yellow 265 – Pauline
13. GOLF LESSON & GOLF BALLS – DOUGLAS MOAT – white 229 – McCormack
14. 5 CLASS YOGA PASS – FREESTYLE YOGA PROJECT – yellow 293 – Ron
15. £100 WORTH OF CASHMERE OF YOUR CHOICE – PURE COLLECTION – blue 383 – Riosdal
16. 1 HOUR MASSAGE – SERENITY THERAPIES – pink 3 – Jenny
17. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – AVANTI – blue 199 – Jan
18. £35 GIFT VOUCHER – ZIZZIS – pink 233 – Debs
19. £25 GIFT VOUCHER – ZIZZIS – yellow 319 – Adam
20. £10 GIFT VOUCHER – ZIZZIS – yellow 270 – Pauline
21. AUDREY HEPBURN RUG – FASHION CARPETS – green 312 – Trisha
22. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – AUSTIN REED – white 87 – Alice
23. SHELLAC MANICURE – THE LONDON NAIL COMPANY – blue 261 – Tyler
24. MICRODERMABRASION FACIAL – TW AESTHETICS – white 365 – Julia
25. ISABEL MARANT PAINTED WOODEN CUFF – CHANGING ROOM – yellow 196 – Jo
26. 2 x LEATHER IPHONE CASES – FONERIZE – blue 309 – Hattie
27. 2 x LEATHER IPHONE CASES – FONRRIZE – blue 151 – Astrid
28. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – POUR LES FEMMES – white 69 – Simon
29. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – POUR LES FEMMES – green 150 – Darrell
30. LEATHER SHOPPING BAG – CAROLINE CHARLES – blue 209 – Eric
31. HAMPER – HOWARD CUNDEY – yellow 222 – Sarah
32. MINI PITCHER – SUSIE WATSON DESIGNS – blue 66 – Gavin
33. CHRISTMAS GIFT BAG – CATH KIDSTON – green 213 – Frank
34. £20 GIFT VOUCHER – JAVA BEAN – yellow 248 – Maxine
35. PAMPERING SESSION – SPACE NK – pink 220 – Sarah
36. 2 x PANTO TICKETS – THE ASSEMBLY HALLS – yellow 232 – De Lucy
37. ‘DECORATING WITH COLOUR’ BOOK – FARROW & BALL – blue 31 – Michelle
38. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – SAHARA – green 147 – Darrell
39. PANNETTONE – ARTE BIANCA – pink 64 – Sally
40. SLOE VODKA – WINKWORTHS – yellow 176 – Betty
41. MEAL FOR TWO & A BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE – THE BEDFORD – pink 342 – Grace
42. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – ILSE JACOBSEN – green 347 – Zoe
43. CARAN D’ACHE GOODIE BAG – PAYNE & SON – white 371 – Dominick
44. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – TUNBRIDGE WELLS BAR & GRILL – yellow 314 – Parfitt
45. CASHMERE GLOVES & SHEEP BROOCH – BRORA – green 59 – Siobhan
46. BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE – WOOD & PILCHER – green 117 – Alex
47. BOTTLE OF PORT – WOOD & PILCHER – white 256 – Malcolm
48. BECKSONDERGAARD SCARF – BOD & TED – blue 311 – Daphne
49. FESTIVE FLAVOUR HAMPER – PERK & PEARL – blue 12 – Kate
50. CHRISTMAS CAKE – JULIETS – yellow 32 – Lucy
51. £40 GIFT VOUCHER – FI CHI – blue 267 – Helen
52. SKULL CLUTCH – KITCH – white 156 – Throssell
53. HANDBAG – THE SHOE GALLERY – pink 109 – Andy
54. PERSIAN CARPET – ORIENTAL RUG COMPANY – green 154 – Jenny
55. £50 GIFT VOUCHER – OLIVE TREE – white 51 – Adam
56. BOTTLE OF GLENFIDDICH WHISKEY – pink 31 – Greg

Here is a list of the people we have been unable to contact – if they have not come forward by Monday we will redraw for these prizes…

SW1 pampering session – pink 275 – Georgia
£50 children salon voucher – yellow 265 – Pauline
Pure Collection cashmere jumper – blue 383 – Riosdal
Zizzis voucher – yellow 270 – Pauline
Audrey Hepburn rug – green 312 – Trisha
Bottle of champagne – green 117 – Alex 

Well done to all our winners and thank you all for buying tickets – we raised £1783 for the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance!