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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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Surrey Hills Society is 10!

This little society is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2018 and they have much to be proud of, says Diane Cooper. From tentative beginnings at their inaugural meeting in Denbies, they have developed into a robust, well-managed, volunteer-led group that gets involved in many local initiatives and is now well-recognised …

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The Meath is 125 years old!

The Meath Epilepsy Charity, Godalming, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. That’s quite a remarkable feat in itself; at a time when some of our biggest high street names launched around the same era have bitten the dust, the Meath continues to grow from strength to strength! The charity …

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Hydon Hill – Leonard Cheshire DisABILITY

Hydon Hill is one of the very many Leonard Cheshire DisABILITY services in the UK and throughout the world which Leonard Cheshire, VC, one of the most decorated pilots of WWII, developed to care for disabled people of all ages and conditions with the aim of “giving each individual person …

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Oakleaf reaches out for mental health with wellbeing in the community Oakleaf Enterprise is the only mental health charity in Surrey working as a social enterprise offering support to people who suffer from severe and enduring mental health issues in regaining the skills and confidence required to get back into …

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Artventure Trust

People with learning difficulties come to Artventure Trust to express themselves through the visual arts. They are a registered charity and operate from our Studio in the grounds of St. Peter’s School in Merrow, GU1 2TN. Staffed with professional artists and volunteers, we aim to provide a safe, sociable and …

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The Therapy Gardens

I do enjoy the view from my office window. I am watching our horticulturists work with a group of students to replant the raised beds in the garden, on a crisp, sunny morning. Not that we let the rain stop play; activity continues in heated poly tunnels, where seeds are …

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Safe Haven service opens in Guildford to support people with emotional and mental health needs

Oakleaf is pleased to announce that it has been confirmed as the location for the new Safe Haven in Guildford which opened on Monday 4th April 2016. The Safe Haven will offer a safe, calm and therapeutic environment, promoting independence and recovery for people and their carers in need of …

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