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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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Leatherhead Rotary Club 10k Bluebell Run

Leatherhead Rotary Club 10k Bluebell Run Sunday 5th May – Headley Heath, Headley The weather held for the annual Leatherhead Rotary Bluebell 10k run on Sunday 5th May. Although slightly cool it provided ideal running conditions for around 200 runners who turned up. The route is a delightful trail route …

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In Place of War – Music for Medellin

In Place of War – Music for Medellin Donate your unwanted musical instruments and equipment to charity Young people are mentored by artists and learn the four elements of Hip Hop (MCing, break dancing, djing and graffiti) Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th June 2019 The Boileroom, Guildford ‘If it wasn’t …

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Festival Of Chichester

Festival of Chichester  Chichester is all set for an exciting summer celebration of the arts with the launch of the award-winning Festival of Chichester, which is set to build on the runaway success of its first six seasons. The festival, now one of the largest in the south, combines the …

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Surrey FA Announce Support for The Amber Foundation

Surrey FA will be supporting local charity The Amber Foundation through a dedicated County Cup Final fixture. The Saturday Premier County Cup Final on Wednesday 24th April will be partly staffed by Amber residents, who will also be raising funds for the charity on the night. Supporters can come and …

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Entries now open for the GUTS Motor Tour 2019 for Veteran, Vintage and Classic Cars

This year’s GUTS Motor Tour will run on Sunday 22nd September and, rather thrillingly, our destination is Arundel Castle, by kind permission of the Duke of Norfolk. We have been invited to park and picnic on the lower lawns with the castle as a wonderful backdrop for photographs. We have …

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World-famous Male Voice Choir fills Horsham church in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association!

On Saturday 23rd March 2019, a sell-out audience of over 500 people filled St Mary’s Church in Horsham to hear over 70 members of the world-famous London Welsh Male Voice Choir perform a very special concert in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. VIP guest at the concert was …

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Citizens Advice can help you to apply for Universal Credit to help with your living and housing costs

Don’t know how to apply for Universal Credit to help with your living and housing costs? Citizens Advice can help you with your initial online claim. Alex* contacted Citizens Advice in distress because she didn’t know how to start making a claim for Universal Credit (UC) and was worried that …

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Hospice supporter gears up for ‘wheely’ great cycling challenge

Patrick McIntosh isn’t a man afraid of a challenge! Not content with trekking to the South Pole or beating cancer three times, Patrick is taking on his next challenge – his Lifecycle. And supporting his local hospice, St Catherine’s Hospice, in the process. Patrick is attempting to cycle around the …

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Community Foundation for Surrey

My visit to meet Director of Philanthropy Joe Crome and Victoria Kear, their Communications Officer, at the Community Foundation’s offices in Guildford was intended to help me learn more about how they are ‘transforming local communities’ as their slogan clearly states. Probably in common with many Surrey residents, I wasn’t …

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Abbot’s Hospital wins National Lottery support

Abbot’s Hospital wins National Lottery support Abbot’s hospital will be 400 years old in 2019. As we prepare for this big year we are excited to announce that we have received a National Lottery grant of £92,000 for our project, “400 years of Abbot’s Hospital: A year of celebration”, in Guildford, …

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Hidden Surrey

The Community Foundation model is a global, philanthropic movement operating in over 1,800 communities worldwide. In the UK, there are 46 Community Foundations. At the heart of the concept is the simple theme of ‘local giving for local need’. Laura Thurlow, Chief Executive at the Community Foundation for Surrey, explains …

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