Saints and winners celebrated on St George’s Day

ST GEORGE was given a rousing reception on Saturday as Knaphill united to pay tribute to England’s patron saint.

Although St George’s Day is somewhat overlooked by the masses in contrast to St Patrick’s (Ireland’s patron saint), St Andrew’s (Scotland), and St David’s (Wales) Days, there was no denying the national pride on show in Anchor Crescent over the weekend when residents and local business owners joined forces to lay on a feast of joyful festivities.

Facepainting stood alongside live music from the Wilson Brothers, tasty treats, a bouncy castle, and fairground games in a packed bill.

But the fitting coup de gras on the day of the mighty dragon slayer was a charitable leg wax from some of the village’s modern day heroes.

Sam Bird, Martyn Wilson, Jim Ahmed and Mick White braved the sting of the challenge to help pull in the pounds for Shooting Star CHASE; the charity also benefitting from proceeds of the day’s other events.

Jim, who runs the store at Knaphill Post Office and was a chief organiser for the day, said: “I’d like to thank Claremont Marquees, as well as Event Planners for providing the bouncy castle, and all the stallholders and guests for their support.

Special mention to Sue Stocker and Phil Stubbs from Knaphill Residents’ Association, and Melissa from Holistic Health & Beauty who administered the waxing.

“The leg wax is not something I’ll be looking to experience again in a hurry, and we as a team are delighted to have done our bit for a deserving cause.”

The day raised more than £3,000.

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