Ossie Ardiles celebrated the 40th anniversary of his landmark arrival in English football with a lavish up-market dinner in the swish surroundings of the Berystede Hotel’s Library room here in Ascot.

Ossie brought his wife and stayed overnight in one of the hotels luxurious suites after the exclusively invited guests watched a 60-minute film of Ossie’s life at a champagne reception followed by a 4-course Argentine theme meal.  Ossie was presented with a massive cake with 40th candles, his wife Sylvia was presented with a bottle of champagne.

Exclusively designed retro shirts were unveiled at the dinner and several purchased at auction.  Ossie had time for everyone, irrespective go age, signing the menus, shirts and other memorabilia at the event.

Special mention to big Spurs fan Phil Smith and his company Kewtech for supporting the event, along with Neil Burns, and Gary Ross.  It proved to new a wonderful family occasion.

Congratulation to the General Manager Raf and his team who put provided wonderful service, and testimony to the style of the Legends events this is the second time Ossie Ardiles has been the star of such events.

The Berystede, Ascot has initiated a number of Legends events in the last couple of months that have proved a huge success and more such events are now planned, so stay tuned for announcements on Ascot Matters.


Read more: Ossie Ardiles & VIP Guests Celebrates 40 Years in English Football

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The Hope Trust visited Charters School on Thursday 28th November 2018, to see the difference their generous donation has made to the life of one of the Sunningdale School’s students.

Year 10 student, Saad Kiyani, recently took delivery of a tray for his wheelchair which was made possible by a donation from the Sunningdale based charity. The tray will increase Saad’s independence, enabling him to use his laptop, read and eat with increasing ease.  He is currently sitting his mock exams prior to taking his GCSEs in the summer.

The Sunningdale Hope Trust is a registered charity set up to provide help and assistance to individuals and community organisations in Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Ascot and the surrounding areas.

Jacqui Sassi, Deputy SENCO, said, “we are lucky to work closely with the Trust who have helped support many of our students and their families with compassion and discretion.”

Saad said “Thank you, it has really helped me in my day to day life – it’s fantastic!”

For further information about admissions to Charters School please visit the website: www.chartersschool.org.uk/    For Hope Trust  information and updates on events please visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SunningdaleHopeTrust  email sunningdalehopetrust@gmail.com





On Thursday 8th November 2018, Professor Lord Robert Winston, whose pioneering work in the field of IVF has made him one of the most important Scientists of our time, officially opened The Winston STEM Building at Charters School in Sunningdale.

The new building has created thirteen classrooms for science and maths teaching, including two science laboratories. The school is exceptionally proud of the success achieved by its students in STEM subjects and was the only school in the country that exhibited at the Royal Society’s Summer Exhibition earlier in the year.

Professor Lord Robert Winston delivered a presentation to staff and governors on the Importance of Academic Research and Development to the Next Generation, focusing on the value of teamwork and perseverance, before unveiling a plaque to mark the occasion.

Mr Richard Pilgrim, Headteacher at Charters School said, “We are very proud of our new building and the opportunities we can offer the next generation of Scientists, Mathematicians and Engineers.  Grateful thanks to RBWM who funded the facility as part of their £30m secondary school expansion programme.”

For further information about admissions to Charters School please visit the website: www.chartersschool.org.uk/admissions


Thameside Quilters generous donations to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Shirley McBreen and her team, the Thameside Quilter, have been crafting quilts for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at ASPH since 1998 and recently provided four quilts, beautifully made by Jacquie Cranfield, for a set of quads who were born here on Wednesday 11 July 2018, three girls and one boy. The first quads born at St Peter’s for twenty five years!

The quilts are provided every year to NICU for long term patients to choose one to take home as a keep sake.

Jo Willard, Family Support Coordinator at Ashford and St Peter’s said: “As a unit we are very grateful to receive these quilts. They bring such joy to our parents, they are able to choose a colour for their babies’ cots and use as a keep sake of their time here on NICU.”

Photo: L- R: Kimberley Muir, Aimee Cameron, Carina Corte and Shirley McBreen.



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The hugely popular Sunninghill Victorian Street Fayre, took place on Sunday November 18th, in Sunninghill’s Victorian High Street, had something for all interests and ages.

Attractions included dozens of stalls bearing Christmas gifts and street food, Sunninghill-style! Also for the hungry, there was a beer tent hot and food stalls -  Sunday lunch on the go!  For those who enjoy a challenge, there was the £25 prize ‘Spot the Window’ competition.

For children, the fun included Punch & Judy and traditional rides (in St. Michael’s School) playground. Santa’s Grotto is in the Cordes Hall this year and is raising money for charity – including the Ascot Day Centre, so a donation of £4 was requested here. The Day Centre itself was open to visit and for seasonal refreshments.

For those wishing just to meet up with friends and family, the street offered several entertainments -  starting with a march by the St.Andrew’s Pipes and Drums. Street performers from the Instrumentally music school, the Quince Players Am Dram group (with their taster of the forthcoming panto – Hansel & Gretel), the Reading Barberettes (Berkshire’s premier female a capella group) were be further highlights.

The Fayre always has an air of excitement and Christmases past about it. Stall holders and visitors can often be seen in Victorian costume – which also keeps out the cold!

The day was also a great opportunity for the many independent shops in Sunninghill High Street to showcase their wares. The street is rich in interesting shopping opportunities – artwork, homewares, designer clothing, gifts, flowers and much more. Most were open on the day. 


Read more: Hugely Successful Sunninghill Victorian Street Fayre 2018

Victory Field - much loved by footballers, families, tennis and basketball players skateboarders and dog walkers alike – has received a huge boost, thanks to the refurbished pavilion.

At no cost to the Council taxpayer – funded by developers’ Section 106 contributions, the pavilion has benefitted from a £200,000 reconfiguration and upgrade. This is the biggest project undertaken by Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council this year.

Action was vital as the former building didn’t meet current safe-guarding standards: There was no lobby between the showers and the outside doors, the windows, doors, flooring and insulation were inadequate, sanitary wear was out-dated and there was no hot water.

Now, post upgrade, park users will have daily use of the accessible toilet, as requested. Also new, is a community room for clubs and meetings, equipped with table and chairs. The room is big enough for 12 to 15 standing people. Facilities even include a kitchenette - which may encourage a refreshments ‘kiosk’, to make any visit to the park complete!

Visually, the pavilion is now an asset to the Field, with its attractive wooden cladding, smart windows and doors and user-friendly look.

Read more: Great New Pavilion Facilities at Victory Field Sunninghill