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Archive for April, 2012

Wandsworth Pub Quiz raises money for local charities

The teams get ready for a thrilling round of general knowledge!

James Pendleton’s ‘Live to Give’ charity organisation has since 2010 raised nearly  three thousand five hundred pounds for three local charities; Trinity Hospice, Action for Children and Perthes Association.  After a successful 2011 pub quiz which raised ­­just over five hundred and fifty pounds, the ‘Live to Give’ team again headed to the wonderful Alma in Wandsworth Town for round two!

The event kicked off with the James Pendleton bake-off; members of the ‘Live to Give’ team festooned several tables with imaginatively decorated cupcakes in every colour imaginable.

As the teams arrived, the ‘Live to Give’ fundraisers busily sold cupcakes, raffle tickets and entries into the ‘Guess the Sweets in the Jar’ competition.  At 7:30, the quizmaster made a grand appearance in caveman attire, ready to put a wild spin on the evening with his (faux) leopard skin, Scary Spice hairdo and Captain Caveman themed bonus questions.

An atmosphere of intense concentration but good cheer came over the room as the questions were read out, with teams from James Pendleton Estate Agents, Coreco group, Action for Children, Trinity Hospice and other local organisations pitted against each other in a battle of wits and knowledge.

With the answers in and the scores totalled up, the winning team and recipients of the ‘LivetoGive’ prize winners’ trophy and Easter hamper were announced-Well done ‘Dickie’s Dodgy Dealers’ !

Congratulations are also in order to Kelly, deserving winner of the ‘LivetoGive’ bake off with her stupendous cupcakes, and to Mélanie, David, Darren and David, winners of the five fantastic raffle prizes!

In all, the ‘LivetoGive’ Pub Quiz; Round Two raised an incredible six hundred and twenty pounds for the three chosen charities!  Bring on Round Three!

If you are interested in finding out more about ‘Live To Give’ and the charities it supports, please go to www.

You can also donate to Trinity Hospice, Action for Children and Perthes Association via


Northcote Road in Battersea – a culinary paradise

As any South West London resident will know, the area is home to a real wealth and range of inimitable eating experiences.

The streets of Clapham, Battersea and Wandsworth are lined with restaurants, delicatessens, cafes and farmers markets, and the energy and sense of community that surrounds streets bustling with such establishments brings plenty of inspiration.


Max Green, our Associate Director and Sales Manager at our Battersea office, knows the Northcote Road area well and heartily recommends it as the perfect weekend destination for those with a fondness for gastronomy.

“Northcote Road is a food lover’s dream.  There is no shortage of places to pick up your weekly stocks. We have two terrific butchers, a quality fishmonger and a very handy cheese shop. To name just a few local food hotspots:


The Breadstall – Always good for an early morning coffee and croissant. And when lunch time comes, there is a huge choice of sandwiches, pizzas, soups and or stews to choose from.


La Cuisinière – A strange choice for someone who isn’t blessed with remarkable culinary skill, but wandering through the incredibly well stocked shelves looking for an exciting gadget is something I can often be found doing.


The Northcote Road Market – This brilliant market sells everything from fruit to wedding photography. It’s well worth a visit if you are at a loss for what to do on a Saturday morning!”


What is your favourite place in Battersea?