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Over 50 very brave peo­ple re­cently came to­gether to walk over burn­ing em­bers for Shoot­ing Star Chase, rais­ing thou­sands for the ba­bies, chil­dren, young peo­ple and fam­i­lies that the char­ity sup­ports. The event has raised £19,507 so far and all par­tic­i­pants were pre­sented with a be­spoke Shoot­ing Star Chase Fire Walk 2018 medal.

Lo­cal hospice care char­ity, Phyl­lis Tuck­well, has been cho­sen by Hogs Back Brew­ery as its char­ity part­ner for the forth­com­ing year. Hogs Back kicked off the part­ner­ship with a do­na­tion of £10,000, pre­sented at its re­cent Hop Har­vest Party, held at the brew­ery in Tong­ham.

Stunt­man Rocky Tay­lor, the Cob­ham-based movie vet­eran, re­cently hosted a day of golf fol­lowed by din­ner and en­ter­tain­ment at Burhill Golf Club in aid of Princess Alice Hospice. The day was also en­joyed by for­mer world cham­pion boxer John Con­teh, snooker stars Steve Davis, John Virgo and Ire­land’s Patsy Fagan, as well as for­mer Eng­land and West Ham foot­baller Trevor Brook­ing; QPR and Arse­nal foot­baller Terry Mancini and A Touch Of Frost ac­tor John Lyons. The event is now in its third year and to date Rocky and his fel­low golfers have raised around £12,000 for the hospice.

Lo­cal Walk­ers, vol­un­teers, and sup­port­ers re­cently at­tended an ex­clu­sive pre­view of a new Mo­bile Can­cer Sup­port Unit, largely funded by Wok­ing­based Breast Can­cer Char­ity, Walk the Walk. This fes­tive sea­son sees Sur­rey’s at­tractions raise their game in the land of vis­it­ing the big man. Whether you choose to book to see him at the rein­vented Pain­shill Park’s Santa’s Toy Shop, fol­lowed by a fam­ily stroll through the Win­ter Trail il­lu­mi­na­tions or head over to the mag­i­cal land of Hob­ble­down for a tod­dler brunch, there is some­thing for ev­ery­one right here in Sur­rey. If you have any favourite fam­ily days out or hid­den gems I should know about, tweet me @jooates.

Cards for Good Causes, the UK’S largest char­ity Christ­mas card or­gan­i­sa­tion, has opened pop-up shops across Sur­rey, get­ting the fes­tive sea­son well un­der way. The shops can be found in 18 lo­ca­tions across the county in­clud­ing Guild­ford, Wok­ing, Leather­head and Croy­don. Buy­ing Christ­mas cards through Cards for Good Causes is the best way to get ac­cess to the widest se­lec­tion of Christ­mas cards avail­able as well as a fan­tas­tic range of sea­sonal gifts and prod­ucts, while sup­port­ing a range of char­i­ties. Run by teams of lo­cal vol­un­teers, the pop-up shops in Sur­rey are part of a net­work of more than 300 shops run by Cards for Good Causes. They raise funds for over 250 char­i­ties in­clud­ing Can­cer Re­search UK, Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety and RNLI, as well as a num­ber of lo­cal char­i­ties in­clud­ing The Royal Mars­den Can­cer Char­ity, The Brigitte Trust and Kingston Sa­mar­i­tans. In the past ten years, char­i­ties have re­ceived more than £40 mil­lion from Cards for Good Causes, rep­re­sent­ing at least 70p in ev­ery pound, out of which the char­i­ties pay for the pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion of their Christ­mas cards and any VAT.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about shops across Sur­rey and the UK in­clud­ing lo­ca­tions and open­ing times call 01264 361555 or visit: cards­for­char­ity.co.uk

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