Local charities

As we look to be leaving lockdown, VantagePoint is here to help

VantagePoint was set up more than 12 years ago as a community magazine with an ethos to assist local businesses, charities and organisations spread the word about themselves to the largest possible audience, delivered freely by Royal Mail to all local homes. Nothing much has changed since, except we have …

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To move or not to move?

During the pandemic many of us have been affected financially, particularly when it comes to keeping a roof over our head. The consequences of not maintaining a mortgage or rental payments could mean that we have nowhere to live. One person who found herself facing this situation was Nicky*. She …

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Capable of More – a short film from The Meath

Locally, The Meath is well known for supporting adults who live with complex epilepsy and disabilities to live a fulfilled life, as independently as possible. Locals who have visited their quirky café and upcycling workshop, Changing Perceptions on Godalming High Street, or volunteered with The Meath will have experienced a …

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Guildford Lions Virtual Dog Show

As they are unable to run their well supported Dog Show at the annual Easter Fair, Guildford Lionsare offering you the same opportunity to ‘Parade your Pooch’ and win recognition, certification, and exposure on Social Media … and at the same time, by making a small donation to their Funds, …

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The Therapy Gardens, Normandy

The Therapy Garden is a horticulture and education charity that uses gardening to generate positive change. We work with adults and teenagers with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health challenges and offer school-age teenagers interventional education opportunities.  Based in the village of Normandy, the charity was established in 1998 …

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Take to the Skies for Phyllis Tuckwell

If lockdown has left you yearning to get out of the house, then why not pop one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s Skydive or Wing Walk days in your diary. They’re the ultimate outdoor activity, and what’s more, by taking part you’ll be raising money for a vital local charity. Phyllis Tuckwell, …

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Phyllis Tuckwell Patients Know Nature Boosts Wellbeing

We often take nature for granted, but research shows that gardening, or spending time surrounded by nature, can reduce stress levels and improve wellbeing, something we could all do with in these testing times. With National Houseplant Week last week, International Squirrel Appreciation Day on 21st January, and the Big …

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‘How can I deal with my growing debt problems?’

For many the uncertainty brought about by the spread of the pandemic has led to depression and anxiety about how they will survive financially in the months to come. While coronavirus and redundancy scored the most hits on our National Website in the early days of the pandemic, debt is …

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Close Knit Community Offers support for The Meath on National Christmas Jumper Day

This year local specialist care home, The Meath Epilepsy Charity has been unable to bring in their usual, vital, fundraised income from events and have been met with unexpected costs posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to specialist residential care for adults who live with complex epilepsy and disabilities, …

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Tidings of Christmas Comfort and Joy from The Meath Epilepsy Charity!

This year local specialist care home, The Meath Epilepsy Charity has been unable to bring in their usual, vital, fundraised income from events and have been met with unexpected costs posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to specialist residential care for adults who live with complex epilepsy and disabilities, …

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Air Ambulance KSS Book a Talk & Christmas Appeal

The Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex have been working on an exciting alternative to their talks offered to groups throughout the year. They love to get out into the community and talk to people about how they work, innovate and save lives, but sadly this year has been very different. …

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Let’s celebrate a love that builds hope!

It’s rare for us to live through a phenomenon which affects us in the UK at the same time as people right across the world. Not often in our lives have we experienced a threat that is shared by our global neighbours as wide ranging as Ethiopia, Lebanon and Nicaragua. …

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A Christmas Appeal from Mane Chance Sanctuary

Mane Chance Sanctuary in Compton needs your help this Christmas.  Their popular Christmas events have had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and they have a shortfall of £15,000 in their budget.  They have some wonderful virtual fundraising gifts and events that you can buy or take part …

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