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SUMMER TIME IS SHOW TIME!

 

This summer it’s show time at The Ashley Centre Epsom! Every Wednesday throughout the school summer holidays there will be a different show experience for families and children to enjoy, and best of all it’s all free!

 

Fancy learning to be a ringmaster? On Wednesday 31 July The Ashley Centre’s professional showman will show visitors how it’s done at set times throughout the day. Presenting skills, dressing up and enter the ring where the show will begin!

 

The Ashley Centre is looking for the World’s Strongest Child on Wednesday 7 August. Can younger visitors lift the giant bears and dumb bells or even a dinosaur? Certificates will be awarded to anyone who can and those people who takes a photo and post it to The Ashley Centre Facebook page may win a prize!

 

Fitness is the goal on Wednesday 14 August when talented showgirl and famous hula hooper ‘Kim The Spin” shows visitors how to shake, rock and roll those hoops and hips as fast as possible! Workshops will take place every hour on the hour and younger visitors can join in the fun with giant pom poms, hoops and costumes included.

 

Children can show off their art skills on Wednesday 21 August with the “Wish You Were Here” giant postcard which needs a lot of colouring in. Anyone attending will be asked if they would like to write a message and say why they love shopping at The Ashley Centre and they will be in with a chance of winning a prize. The giant postcard will stay in the Centre for a while to be admired by shoppers!

 

Finally, Mad Monty the Magician will be appearing on Wednesday 28 August. Monty is the world’s craziest magician and will show children a few tricks and help them design their own illusion. Performances will be held throughout the day so drop into the Magic Circle before it disappears!

 

The Ashley Centre Summer Show Time is on every Wednesday from 31 July until 8 August from 10.30am until 4.30pm.  There is no need to book, just turn up and join in the fun!

 

CHOOSE KINDNESS

Smiggle in The Ashley Centre is teaming up with leading children’s charity Rainbow Trust to make a difference by choosing kindness! This partnership which launches on 24 April and runs for five weeks will help create smiles to those children who need it most.

Smiggle is donating over £65,000 worth of their products to the Rainbow Trust to make up goody bags to be distributed to the children who are part of the charity’s community to help them through difficult times.

The Ashley Centre’s General Manager David Beddows said: “We love this idea of choosing kindness with Smiggle supporting Rainbow Trust in this way and we’d like their customers to get involved too. Smiggle staff will be asking customers to write a kind note to the seriously ill children and their families to go in the goody bag of Smiggle products. This can be a message or draw a picture and post in the mailbox in store. Customers can also visit the Choose Kindness hub at www.smiggle.com to download a note to bring into the store.”

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a life threatening or terminal illness with bespoke support. The team of family support workers provide a lifeline for the whole family with hugely varied support depending on their individual needs.

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Ashley the Puppy wowed shoppers in The Ashley Centre, Epsom

On Saturday 16 February 2019 Mark and his dog Upton from Guide Dogs for the Blind came into the Centre and demonstrated how these wonderful dogs are trained. There was also the chance to see what it is like when someone loses their sight by trying a Blindfold Walk escorted by Fiona, a specialist trainer with Guide Dogs.

Ashley 2, the second Guide Dog sponsored by The Ashley Centre made a special visit. The eight-month old puppy captured the hearts of shoppers and £2,669.82 was raised on the day from donations, tombola and Guide Dog items for sale.

The total raised in The Ashley Centre for Guide Dogs for the Blind has now reached  and incredible £20,860.31.

 

 Pictured: Ashley 2 the puppy and Marketing Manager Sonia Pereira-Polido

Every hour someone in the UK goes blind. When someone young or old loses their sight, Guide Dogs for the Blind make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well.

WW1 Mural Unveiled at The Ashley Centre

 

 

The Ashley Centre Recipe for Success cook book  

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS LAUNCHED IN STYLE BY CELEBRITY CHEF TONY TOBIN

Celebrity Chef Tony Tobin visited The Ashley Centre on Saturday (14 April 2018) to launch the Recipe for Success book jam packed full of local shopper’s favourite recipes and a few of his own!

To the delight of Epsom shoppers Tony demonstrated six of the recipes during the day, met the audience and signed copies of the book. He cooked breakfast bars, Dave's Special Risotto, mixed Asian noodles, soy sauce honey chicken wings, penne pasta with spicy chorizo, tomato and olives and the best chocolate brownie.

He said: "It was such an honour to be preparing and cooking the amazing recipes submitted by the lovely customers of The Ashley Centre and also to be involved in two great charities."

David Beddows, The Ashley Centre Manager said: “We were so pleased with the response to our first recipe book! Many people who had submitted something for inclusion came on Saturday and were delighted to find that theirs had made it into print. The book contains 50 recipes for starters, main courses, puddings, snacks and drinks. The Ashley Centre’s Recipe for Success book costs £10 with £3 going to the charities and on Saturday alone we sold 51 copies and donated the total amount from the sales to our two chosen charities who received £255 each.”

The book is now available to buy from Quest in The Ashley Centre for £10 while stocks last. It can also be purchased online at http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/8604253-the-ashley-centre-recipe-for-success for £14.59.

Tony Tobin helped The Ashley Centre staff go through the recipes to choose those that are included in the book. Everyone who had their recipe chosen has been sent a free copy and money from book sales will be donated to The Ashley Centre’s chosen charities which are Epsom Branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Sunnybank Trust who support adults with learning disabilities.

 

Bamboo Basket offers low fat food on the go

Bamboo basket food

Bamboo Basket offers low fat food on the go - it's official, their two most popular dishes, Chicken Rice and Chicken Noodles have been analysed by Surrey County Council and the results are in! Fast food thats good for you

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