Social Secretary

Sharon Shoebridge

Purpose of role:
  • Organising and co-ordinating all the social and fund raising events for Pixham residents Association
 Meetings attendance:
  • Monthly committee meetings
  • AGM
  • liaising with third parties for the hire of premises to hold meetings and events.
  • Organising food and drinks if required.
  • Establish good relationships with local business in order to spread the name of PRA and to help get spnsorship or donations.

PRA Social Evening

posted 17 Nov 2009, 12:47 by John Hammond

PRA Social Event at Friends Provident on 14th November 2009

Over 100 people turned out to support our event on Saturday. On offer were two local live bands -‘Across the Border’ an acoustic threesome and ‘Shedloads’ aka ‘The Strolling Bones’ (whats it to be boys?!), a four piece band with a guest appearance from Chris Hitchings, belting out some blues numbers.

Sav, our resident magician, moved amongst the crowds drawing gasps from an appreciative audience.

The Pixham girls policed the entrance vigorously denying entry to anyone without a ticket and politely suggesting that everyone should make a small donation to the Sri Lanka Tsunami School Appeal.

The combined efforts of residents produced a delicious curry buffet with Nan bread and Poppodums generously donated by Curry and Spice, a local Indian Restaurant.

It was great fun evening bringing local residents, friends and family together. A total of approximately £330 has been raised which will be split between the PRA and the schools n Sri Lanka.

Many thanks to everyone who came along and to all those who contributed in any way.

Social events

posted 16 Nov 2009, 12:49 by John Hammond

Pixham Residents Association Social Event – Saturday 14th November
at Friends Provident

We are holding a social event at Friends Provident on behalf of the Pixham Residents Association and in conjunction with an Appeal to continue to support two schools in Sri Lanka established from funds raised after the Tsunami in 2004 for orphans of the disaster.

There will be a children’s hour 7-8pm, food at 7.30, acoustic live set 8-9pm with ‘Across the Border’, magic 9-9.30pm and a local live band ‘Shedloads, from 9.30. The event must finish at 11.30pm.

Cost is £7.50 per person (children under 14 years free) and tickets are available from Sharon at 36 Leslie Road. Email or call 07832176488/500353. We would prefer you to buy your tickets in advance so that we can judge the food and so that minimal cash is carried on the night, although tickets will be available on the door.

We look forward to seeing you all there. Friends and Family welcome!

Choral Christmas Carol Concert

At St Mary’s Church, Pixham Lane from 7pm-9pm on Sunday 6th December 2009 with the Martineau Singers and Brass Quintet.
The concert will include traditional carols, some sung by the choir, some for all of us to sing along to and also pieces by the brass section. There will be wine and mince pies for sale by the Pixham Residents Association in the interval. Come raise the roof of our unique Lutyen’s church, and get a head start on the Christmas spirit with your friends, family and neighbours - it should be great fun.
Cost - £5 adults and children up to 14 free, to cover costs. 

Boxing Day Football Match
Dorking Football Club have challenged Pixham Residents to a friendly football match on Boxing Day at the Sports Pavilion, Pixham Lane. Kick off at 12pm. All are welcome –  all ages, male or female. We will operate a fairly liberal substitution rules and mulled wine will be available for the supporters (and players!).

Regular informal training sessions will begin 15th November and will take place on the sports ground at the goal posts behind the school from 3pm. All welcome – just turn up.

Pixham Heritage Day

posted 13 Aug 2009, 13:42 by Unknown user   [ updated 13 Aug 2009, 13:56 ]

Saturday 12th September
As part of the Mole Valley Heritage Day, two of Pixham's local buildings are opening their doors to the public.
St Mary's Church, Pixham Lane, which was built by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1903, is a much admired barrel-vaulted church. Pixham School, also on Pixham Lane,is holding a Summer Fayre to celebrate the 65th anniversary of D-Day and the St Martin's school choir will perform a selection of songs from this period.
More information about Heritage Day can be found at

Social Events Update

posted 3 Aug 2009, 12:01 by Unknown user   [ updated 13 Aug 2009, 13:10 ]

It has been a busy year so far with a rounders match, 3 Quiz nights, car boot sale and a Fun Day. We have many more dates and events for your diaries so please keep checking the Pixham calendar.
On the 22nd August, the Pixham Residents Association is meeting for informal drinks at the Cricket Club from 6pm so that we can all put names to faces!
25th September - a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan cancer support is being organised at the Cricket Pavilion from 10.00 - 12.00. Sarah would love a big turn out. 
On Sunday 4th October, a local resident, Peter Creasey, has agreed to lead a ramble over Box Hill explaining all about the local features along the way. Peter was Head Warden for the National Trust until his recent retirement. All ages are welcome and please bring your dogs along too! Meet at the Cricket Club at 11.00 and enjoy a snack lunch on your return, also at the club. No charge.
Saturday 14th November - we have booked Friend's Provident Social Club for a family social occassion, so please keep this date free.
Boxing Day - take part in a friendly match against Dorking Football club...more news soon.
If anyone has any other ideas or would like to organise any events, please contact me on

3rd Quiz Night results

posted 3 Aug 2009, 00:35 by Unknown user   [ updated 3 Aug 2009, 00:50 ]

The Quiz Night was again well attended, no doubt helped by the twin temptations of a Jackpot Prize and Dorking Brewery's finest on tap! In a close contest, The Duckheads won on the night, taking the £50 first prize with a score of 43. That score was just enough to overtake The Pixham Peddlers by a total of 1 1/2 points over 3 quiz nights to also take home the £75 jackpot.

Team Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3 Jackpot
1. The Duckheads 29 30.5 43 102.5
2. Pixham Peddlers 33 29 39 101
3. The Pixies 20.5 35 36 91.5
4. Pixham Professors 19.5 31 38 88.5
5. Universally Challenged 0 40.5 40 80.5
6. Pixham Pride
0 32 0        
7. Don't Cry for us
28.5 0 0 28.5
8. The Magus
23.5 0
0 23.5
9. Pixham Pensioners
11.5 0 0 11.5

Thank You!

posted 25 Jun 2009, 12:35 by Unknown user   [ updated 3 Aug 2009, 00:35 by Unknown user ]

Quiz night raised £129.00 after prizes were paid out.
Car boot sale raised £117.00

Residents Association Car Boot Stall

posted 15 Jun 2009, 03:39 by Unknown user   [ updated 15 Jun 2009, 03:49 ]

The Residents Association took their first Car Boot Stall yesterday. More news soon...

2nd Pixham Quiz Night

posted 15 Jun 2009, 03:05 by Unknown user   [ updated 15 Jun 2009, 03:38 ]

The Universally Challenges team won the second Residents Association Quiz Night, with a score of 40.5 earning them £50. There is everything still to play for, the current standings for the Jackpot Prize are as follows:

Team Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Total
1. Pixham Peddlers 33 29 62
2. The Duckheads 29 30.5 59.5
3. The Pixies 20.5 35 55.5
4. Pixham Professors 19.5 31 50.5
5. Universally Challenged 0 40.5 40.5
6. Pixham Pride
0 32 32
7. Don't Cry for us
28.5 0 28.5
8. The Magus
23.5 0
9. Pixham Pensioners
11.5 0

The Jackpot Prize – which we hope will be around £100 – will be awarded at the end of the 3rd Quiz Night to the team with the most points from the 3 nights. The date of the final Quiz Night will be confirmed shortly.

MVCF Summer Evening Cycle Rides

posted 20 May 2009, 02:12 by Unknown user   [ updated 20 May 2009, 02:38 ]

We are publicising a series of easy summer cycle rides put on by the Mole Valley Cycling Forum starting from outside Dorking Sport Centre. For more information see details on the poster below or contact Stephen Edgar at Make the most of the light evenings!

Pixham Rounders

posted 5 May 2009, 06:40 by Unknown user   [ updated 10 May 2009, 08:45 ]

The keenly awaited day for the annual Pixham Rounders match arrived last Sunday the 3rd May. There was no evidence to suggest the teams had been involved in secret coaching sessions, which left the field wide open – it was anyone’s game. The weather stayed dry; not so for the participants – the only visible preparations taking place were the uncorking of wine bottles. After an hour or so of team tactics, the kids set up the posts whilst the adults drained their glasses, covered the food and formed the teams – evens and odds for the residents with guests slotting in where needed.    

The evens took to the field first with the team mascot, Molly, the Springer Spaniel. The bowling was fast and the running was even faster. There was some initial confusion over where the posts actually were, but this was soon overcome and the final score for the evens was 46 runs – at least this was the estimate after the scorer lost track and switched sides to bat.

With a lot to live up to, the odds nonchalantly took up their positions. The hits were hard and the ball traveled far. Despite a few excellent catches from Theo, a young resident who was clearly the only true professional on the field, the odds soon caught up with the score of 46 and were declared the winners. The newly designed trophy (thank you Chris) was duly awarded and presented to the odds. After team photos there was a retreat to the cricket pavilion where the bar had just opened and the game was duly dissected.

A great day and a very sociable day was declared by all. Watch out odds, you’ll be having to hand over that trophy next year!

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