Local charities

Skillway is venturing into the outdoors

Skillway is a registered charity based in Godalming teaching practical craft skills to disadvantaged and disengaged young people who are experiencing academic difficulties in school, or are home-tutored. The students are referred by schools, colleges and home tutored groups from across the Waverley, Guildford and Woking areas. When working with …

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Mane Chance Sanctuary and Mental Health Awareness Week

I had the pleasure of visiting the Mane Chance Sanctuary last Monday 10th May, when the founder Jenny Seagrove and some of her colleagues have me a tour and told me more about how Mane Chance not only rescues horses in distress but can also help the mental health of …

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Explore the West Sussex countryside and help the Wey & Arun Canal Trust

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust will be holding its 48th annual sponsored walk, dubbed The Poodle, on Sunday June 6th. The event is open to both members and non-members (and well-behaved dogs) and is one of the charity’s most important fundraisers of the year, with proceeds going towards pushing …

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Volunteers Needed At Phyllis Tuckwell’s Shops

Local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell is in need of more retail volunteers, so if you’re looking for a fulfilling way to spend a few hours, meeting people, learning new skills and giving something back to the community, then this could be just the thing for you! Phyllis Tuckwell has …

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Phyllis Tuckwell’s Walk for the Wards is back!

Local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell is delighted to announce the launch of its 2021 Walk for the Wards, which will take place on Sunday 18th July. Walk for the Wards is an annual sponsored event which raises money to help fund the supportive and end of life care which …

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Phyllis Tuckwell’s virtual balloon race is back!

Phyllis Tuckwell’s virtual balloon race is back, so buy your balloon now, create your design, and be in with the chance of winning £500 or an Apple iPad! This eco-friendly balloon race is made up entirely of virtual, computer-generated balloons. For just £3 you can buy one for yourself, or …

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Brooklands Museum is the star of its own television series

A brand new UKTV Original Series dedicated to Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, is due to hit screens on Tuesday 30th March on Yesterday channel.  Narrated by Sanjeev Bhaskar, Secrets of the Transport Museum is a 10-part series set at the world-renowned Brooklands Museum.  It is the first time in the Museum’s 30-year …

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The Countess of Wessex visits Godalming again!

Godalming Town Council and Volunteers of the Godalming & Villages Community Store, located in the Wilfrid Noyce Centre, were once again delighted to welcome Sophie, The Countess of Wessex GCVO on her fourth volunteer visit to the store on Tuesday 16th March (“Trolley Tuesday”). “Trolley Tuesday”, organised by Godalming Town …

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Rolling into Action on Purple Day!

The Meath Epilepsy Charity is a unique and specialist care home in Godalming, which supports adults who live with complex epilepsy and disabilities to live as independently as possible. In addition to providing specialist residential care and supported living services, they also welcome day clients to their dedicated ‘Skills Centre’. …

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Phyllis Tuckwell’s Make a Will Month

April is Phyllis Tuckwell’s Make a Will Month, when eight local solicitors across West Surrey and North-East Hampshire will be offering a professional Covid-secure consultation and a new standard Will or updated Will, in return for a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell. All of the money raised will go directly towards …

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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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