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On Sunday 23rd December, The 3rd Annual Greenwich Charity Pantomime Horse Race, in Aid of Demelza Childrens Hospice, will be racing again and this time, we will be hoping to raise over £10k this year and the race itself will feel and look altogether bigger, with 3 extra charity events planned,before and after the 'Race'.
The Race has steadily grown in popularity over the last few years and has managed to raise thousands for charity in the process.
There are 4 fundraising events altogether that are intrinsically connected to the Race.
The 1st event
Christmas Charity Auction -De Vere Hotel, Devonport House, Greenwich.
On Friday 21st December, we will be hosting a very special Christmas charity Auction that will take place at De Vere Hotel, Devonport House, King William Walk,Greenwich.
Items to bid on will include 2 Tables at the opening night of Jamie Oliver's new restaurant in Greenwich (Spring 2013) and Director Box seats for any game at Charlton Football Club along with signed memobillia from comedian Bill Bailey, Jools Holland and Glen Tillbrook. Please see 'news' item for full list of items going under the Hammer.
The 2nd event:
Pre-Race ceromony :Devonport House -Sunday 23rd December :12pm
On the day of the race, Devonport House (by the National Maritime Museum) will be the starting line event. This pre-race ceremony will start at 12pm & will host appearances by The Mayor and Mayoress of Greenwich, along with stars from this years pantomime show at Greenwich Theatre (TBC) and will also feature entertainment for children including Father Christmas ( & Mother Christmas) plus face painting/
The 3rd event
The 2012 Race : 1pm
The 3rd event will of course, be the Pantomime Horse race. The partispating entrants will include 20 Pantomime Horses and various Fruit and Vegetables, Monty Python's King Arthur ( & Patsy) along with a Ostrich and of course...a giant Chicken.
The 4th event
After Race Charity Show starring... Not The Rolling Stones'
The 4th and final event will be a early evening after race Christmas charity gig for the grown ups.
This special 'Ticket only' gig will take place at 'Oliver's Bar' in Nevada Street, Greenwich and will be headlined by.... 'NOT The Rolling Stones', the UK's top Rolling Stones Tribute Band who will be performing a very special unplugged set -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTAN25Jhy50.
Support will be in the shape of 'The Counterfeit Beatles' Paul McCartney aka Peter Bailey, who will be putting on a special solo set playing everything from the Beatles to the Who. The show will be opened by the mighty 'Happenin' Boy.Refreshments will be available plus afterwards, our Xmas DJ will be playing all the big classics along with a few Christmas hits thrown in for good measure.
The charity gig overall promises to be a very fun and spirited affair.We also may a some big surprise guest(s) making an appearance which will not be announced until nearer the date.
Tickets prices: £20 (ALL proceeds go direct to Demelza Childrens Hospice)
Please be aware -ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN (written Thursday 20th December )
Reserve yours ASAP : email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Race Route:
The participants race around the back streets of Greenwich ( see route for details) The route will take in approximately 5 pit-stops though there could be some 'un-official' stops along the way.