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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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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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