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Guildford Lions- Raft Race 2019

Long before I worked for VantagePoint I partook in the Guildford Lions Raft Race for several years. Some years with a lot more success than others, one year our boat started disintegrating as soon as we left the start line. For the past couple of years, I have decided to …

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Guildford Legal Walk for London Legal Support Trust

On a beautiful summer evening on 8 July, teams from many local law firms (all recognizable by their individual team t-shirts), together with members of the judiciary and voluntary services like the Citizens Advice Bureau, their children and dogs, all gathered outside the Guildford County Court ready to walk or …

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2019 Guildford Legal Walk

Julie West Solicitor is delighted to be walking in the 2019 Guildford Legal Walk on 8th July to raise funds for free legal advice in Surrey. Surrey has been recognised as a legal aid desert for all social welfare law where poor and vulnerable people have great difficulty gaining help with …

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Local charity says thank-you for street collection

  The East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) would like to thank everyone who so generously supported their collection outside the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Dorking on Saturday 29th June 2019. Altogether a total of £282.51 was collected, which will help the Branch continue its vital services to …

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Citizens Advice … the first 80 years!

Just before the outbreak of war in 1939, the National Council of Social Service introduced a network of national agencies to help citizens deal with any problems they might encounter. This was the network that became the Citizens Advice Bureau. Waverley area was in the vanguard, with the Haslemere bureau, …

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Challengers invites you to Survival Against the Odds – Between the Devil and the Deep

Not every decision we make is necessarily life changing and not every choice is the dividing factor between life and death. Ex Royal Marine Commando and experienced cave diver Martin Robson was faced with this herculean decision 75 feet below the surface in a Russian lake, paralysed from the waist …

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Local charity says thank-you for store collection

The East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) would like to thank everyone who so generously supported their collection at the Asda store in Burgh Heath on Saturday 15th June 2019. Altogether a total of £506.44 was collected, which will help the Branch continue its vital services …

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PSDS 21 Champions Challenge campaign

We are seeking 21 Champions (can be individuals, families, groups or businesses) to sign up to raise (or donate) £1,000 (or more if they would like to). All the proceeds from this campaign will be used to help children and young people who have Down syndrome reach their full potential. …

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Community raise over £1 million for new hospice building

Last year St Catherine’s Hospice launched its Full Circle Appeal. An ambitious appeal to make sure that nobody in the local community has to face death and loss alone. This included raising £5 million to build a larger hospice at Pease Pottage. Thanks to the amazing generosity of local people, …

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More Inspiration delivered by Ben Smith

On Tuesday 28th May 2019, Ben Smith visited the Borough Hall in Godalming as part of a new national talk tour he is undertaking ahead of his latest challenge in 2020 when he will be heading to the United States. Back in 2015/16 Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 …

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What: One Great Day at Tunsgate Quarter When: Saturday 1st June, 11am – 3pm Where: Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford Price: Free   On Saturday 1st June, Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford will be joining hundreds of shopping centres across the country by hosting a day of exciting activities for children, raising money for …

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Rotary Big Band Concert hits the perfect note!

  On Wednesday 22nd May 2019, a sell-out audience of over 500 music lovers of all ages attended Leatherhead Rotary Club’s second annual Big Band Concert at Leatherhead Theatre in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Headline act at the event was the amazing BPO …

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Meaby & Co Raising money for Cancer Research

For the past 5 years, Meaby & Co Solicitors (formerly Hart Scales & Hodges) has supported Cancer Research and has been the base for local collectors to meet in order to raise money for this incredible cause. Each year, our members of staff join many local people to help collect …

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Charity Music Quiz at The King’s Arms, Dorking

On Thursday 16th May 2019, around 50 enthusiastic quizzers took part in a special Charity Music Quiz at The King’s Arms in Dorking. After four challenging rounds of ten questions each, together with a special 20-point picture round, ‘Dobby’s Angels’ emerged triumphant out of the eight teams taking part, with a very impressive score …

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