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“A big thank you for mentioning our monthly lectures in your Jottings sections throughout the year. This publicity has produced a steady stream of visitors to our lectures and a good number of new members who are essential for the viability of our Society.” Brian Hawtin, The Arts Society Guildford …

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A Royal Visit to showcase the best of Surrey Hills Enterprises

In acknowledgement of the outstanding work of local businesses, Surrey Hills Enterprises were delighted to be visited by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO on November 6th. The Royal Visit was a wonderful recognition of the growing reputation and development of the Surrey Hills as a hub of innovative, …

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IN HOME CARE HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST CARE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR IN THE GREAT BRITISH CARE AWARDS

  IN HOME CARE HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST CARE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR IN THE GREAT BRITISH CARE AWARDS 2 September 2019, Waterlooville, Hampshire Nominations have also been made in 3 other categories: Best Care Team, Putting People First and Best Registered Manager The Great British Care Awards have …

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Denningberg Centre for the Elderly

A couple of weeks ago, I had a phone call from Linda who was wanting to spread the word about the Denningberg Centre. Having worked in Godalming for two years I have to be honest and admit I had never heard of it. I decided that I was going to …

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Energy Issues? Citizen’s Advice can help!

Nationally, Citizens Advice found that 48% of those who were helped with energy problems were disabled or had a long-term health problem.  In January this year we promoted the Energy Best Deal Extra Project and we helped people on low incomes or benefits, those with disabilities or long term illnesses, …

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2019 Guildford Legal Walk

Julie West Solicitor is delighted to be walking in the 2019 Guildford Legal Walk on 8th July to raise funds for free legal advice in Surrey. Surrey has been recognised as a legal aid desert for all social welfare law where poor and vulnerable people have great difficulty gaining help with …

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Eggcellent response to Easter Egg Hunt!

Congratulations to Abi Moran, Quinn Kyle, Alice Johnstone, Tatianna Batovska, Amélie Howe, Holly Hurst and Finlay Hurst, the winners of this year’s Friends of Dorking ‘Dorkers Easter Egg Hunt’ held around the town during the recent school Easter holidays. Throughout the two-week holiday period, children and families were encouraged to …

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Supporting Local- Handpicked for Dorking

Handpicked for Clandon Wood. This weekend I popped along to Clandon Wood to show my support to Handpicked for Dorking as well as the exhibitors that were there. As we parked up I could hear Chris and Will from ‘Forget the DJ‘ who were playing some great music which added …

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What do food banks do and why?

The aim of food banks is to support local families in crisis who don’t have enough money to buy food. They are given enough food to feed their family (or themselves if they are single) for approximately 3 days. The reasons why people need to visit food banks include benefit …

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Swapping booze for therapy like Fearne Cotton? Then TWLW could be your answer!

Fearne Cotton recently revealed she’s swapped partying for therapy. The radio presenter who has been open about her battle with depression said, “I don’t go to clubs. I spend any money I would have spent on a therapist every week.” Speaking of her husband musician Jessie Wood, she added, “My …

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The ‘Good’ Funeral: Continuing Care at St Catherine’s Hospice

The team The team at St Catherine’s Hospice are familiar with conversations around end of life. They believe it is important that these discussions are had by both patients and their families to ensure that wishes are fulfilled and loved ones are able to contribute in their own way. Here, …

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Handpicked for Dorking

It’s always a shock to the system going back to work after the Easter break, after a couple of four-day weeks, I think, one must ease themselves back in gently. What better way than to arrange a coffee first thing on a Monday? I met Jason Brett in a coffee …

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Cobbett’s Real Ales raising money for Brooklands School

The Friends of Brooklands School in Reigate would like to thank everyone who so generously supported the recent raffle in aid of the school at Cobbett’s Real Ales in Dorking. Brooklands School is a state-funded special school for children aged between 2 and 11 years with severe or complex learning …

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