Bromley’s New Year resolutions revealed

PUBLISHED: 09:41 28 December 2012

Georgie de la Nougerede

Georgie de la Nougerede


With January almost upon us, reporter Joshua Fowler finds out what some of the local heroes and community figures featured in The Times over the past year have pledged to do in 2013.

Georgie de la Nougerede, cancer survivor and founding member of South East London Breast Cancer Trust...

“I guess for me and those who have gone through breast cancer, our New Year’s resolution is simply to support others more as we have been supported. We must all appreciate our lives and live them to full.”

Gary and Sarah Mercer, quit their jobs to establish the Holwood Farm Shop in Keston...

“Our boys are 16 and 18 now and we all lead such busy lives, so we have to plan in family time when we can all kick back and enjoy time away from it all. Our resolution is to set aside time for us – even if we do end up talking about Holwood Farm, which is usually the case.”

Roger Oakes, owner of family-run Beckenham business Ardec...

“It feels a bit like going back to school, but the best resolution you can make is to try harder. Next year I want to carry on supporting my daughter in any way I can at the shop and support all her new ideas. If that means I have to put off my retirement a little longer, then so be it.”

Emma Greenway, featured when Beckenham and Bromley Hockey Club did a charity calendar...

“My resolution is to get fitter and do everything possible to try and avoid relegation from the National League by finally winning a few hockey games. I’m even staying sober as part of dryathlon during January to help with fitness and raise money for Cancer Research UK.”

Peter Singh, dog behaviourist and owner of company The Dog You Need...

“My New Year’s resolution is to help save the lives of more rescue dogs who are suffering in Spain and to help more dogs live a happy, peaceful and balanced life in England. I also want to help more people achieve balance and in turn their dogs will follow.”

Tony Adams, Cocktail expert and owner of The Beckenham bar...

“I’d like to cook new meals, I’m bored of the same old stuff I constantly make and want to try some new recipes. I’m quite creative when it comes to mixing drinks, so I’m hoping that talent will stretch across to my cooking.”

KS Rocks, musician...

“My New Year resolution is to be an international superstar. I would also like to help others less fortunate than myself, I always wanted to give back and I would start my own charity called the KS Rocks Foundation.”

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