Mayor’s Charity Ball

The culmination of Epsom and Ewell Worshipful Mayor, Councillor, Neil Dallen’s term in office was a grand Ball. This was held at the RAC Club in Epsom, on Saturday May 11th.

The Entertainment

The Epsom Male voice choir entertained us all before dinner and it was lovely to see our own Bill Newton amongst the superb singers. The 270 guests enjoyed the glittering occasion, among them several of our volunteer team and friends of EETN. Local magician Tom Hancock bemused everyone during the champagne reception, with his clever and baffling card tricks and sleight of hand.

Three hundred mystery golden ticket envelopes were generously purchased by the guests for a variety of prizes for those with winning numbers.

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Epsom Male Voice Choir entertain the guests

The Auction

After dinner, a grand auction was held, which offered some very tempting experiences including flying and sailing and many more treats. Sports shirts signed by sports celebrities proved very popular. Later, a live band had everyone dancing, not only on the floor, but between the tables. Over the past year monthly fund raising activities have been held for the benefit of the Mayor’s chosen charities the EETN, Guides Epsom Division and WSS.

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Jan and Rob enjoy a drink with guests Celeste and Paul

Thank you to the Mayor and Volunteers

A big Thank You goes to our former Mayor Neil Dallen for selecting the EETN and all the Dallen family and the other charities for their hard work contributing to the success of so many varied events. Also to those EETN volunteers who so valiantly and generously supported the work, I am most grateful to them all. We look forward to receiving our third of the funds raised to upgrade our recording equipment, in order to continue to offer the best possible service to our listeners.

Volunteers enjoying the reception

Thank You from Judy Sarssam EETN Chairman

AGM – Chairman’s Report

The Annual General Meeting of the Talking Newspaper was held at Swail House on 14th March 2019 and Judy Sarssam gave her Chairman’s report. You can listen to the report by clicking the following Play button.

You can also listen to the EETN Website and social media report from Susan Hoyle, played at the AGM by clicking the following Play button

Documents for the AGM can be accessed by volunteers or members by clicking on the links in the sidebar. If you require a transcript please contact us.

Mayor Visits Talking Newspaper

"Chair Judy Sarssam and Mayor of Epsom and Ewell at the studio"
Chair Judy Sarssam and Mayor of Epsom and Ewell at the studio”

On Thursday 28th February, the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Counciller Neil Dallen, visited the Talking Newspaper studio. The Mayor met volunteers and was interviewed by our Chairman, Judy Sarssam.

You can hear the Mayor answer questions from EETN members ranging from what will happen after Brexit. Will we still be twinned with Chantilly? To ideas on how to ensure the borough is meeting its housing needs and finding out the residents future vision of Epsom and Ewell.

The Mayor also tells us about his remaining charity events but hurry as, although extra tickets are now available, tickets to the Mayor’s ball are selling out!

Click on the Play button to hear a full recording of the interview

Interview with Mayor of Epsom and Ewell

Feedback Our Chair Judy Sarssam, who is visually impaired, used her computer’s speech to text application to read out EETN listeners’ questions to the Mayor. We would be grateful if you could provide us with your feedback on how you found this interviewing technique, for example did you find it distracting, inspiring or somewhere in-between. Please click on the speech bubble or go to comments section to give feedback. Thank you.

Find out more about the Mayor’s Charities