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