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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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Surrey Day – Food Float celebrates 10 years delivering local food to Dorking residents

Surrey Day this Saturday 4th May is a great day for Food Float to celebrate its tenth year offering local food to Dorking people! To commemorate, we have invited three producers: •  Honey man Paul Cleaver •  Debbie, Queen of jam and chutney •  Barry from Kingfisher Farm to tell …

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Festival Of Chichester

Festival of Chichester  Chichester is all set for an exciting summer celebration of the arts with the launch of the award-winning Festival of Chichester, which is set to build on the runaway success of its first six seasons. The festival, now one of the largest in the south, combines the …

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Celebrate Summer at Guildford Summer Festival – 8 June to 10 August 2019

Guildford Summer Festival, with official sponsor Silent Pool Gin, is back for its 36th year with over one hundred events to enjoy over the summer in Guildford. New events for 2019 include Animal Encounter Tours at Merrist Wood and the University of Surrey Conductors Concert taking place at Holy Trinity …

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Surrey FA Announce Support for The Amber Foundation

Surrey FA will be supporting local charity The Amber Foundation through a dedicated County Cup Final fixture. The Saturday Premier County Cup Final on Wednesday 24th April will be partly staffed by Amber residents, who will also be raising funds for the charity on the night. Supporters can come and …

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New Luxury Care Home Opens in Liss

Blenheim Court is a new luxury care home in Liss lying within the beautiful open countryside of the South Downs National Park offering the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care. Purpose built and designed around the needs of its residents, the home provides luxurious interior designed accommodation with …

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BOOM! Credit Union at the Dorking Business Breakfast Group

On Thursday 4th April 2019, around two dozen members of Dorking Business Breakfast Group attended the group’s weekly meeting at Betchworth Park Golf Club to hear Catherine Illingworth from BOOM! Credit Union give an excellent presentation about ethical lending. Ms Illingworth explained how BOOM!’s products and services help local people …

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