Volunteers build beautiful friendships

COMMUNITY volunteers brought together in the unique circumstances of the pandemic have become firm friends and hope they will eventually be able to meet as a group for the first time. Founder... Read more »

A whole new take on playing in the street

FRIDAY evening music performances led by a Woking family have been cheering up the surrounding streets for the past 19 weeks. Mabel Street Music, featuring the talented Lawrence family, held its grand... Read more »

Red Cross volunteer awarded for pandemic service

A RED Cross volunteer has been awarded a special edition commemorative coin for his role as a driver during the coronavirus lockdown. His outstanding contributions to volunteering as the charity celebrates its... Read more »

Zero Waste shop expands thanks to help from community

THE support of the local community has helped a zero-waste pop-up shop to keep going during the coronavirus lockdown and it is now expanding. For the past few months, Bare and Fair... Read more »

Support for stressed carers under pandemic pressure

CARERS in Woking are to be given extra help as pressure has increased on them because of the coronavirus crisis. Barbara Cormie, from Action for Carers Surrey, said the isolation of those... Read more »

Community food table helping residents

A COMMUNITY food table is providing much-needed help for people in and around Goldsworth Park. Lakeview Community Pantry was set up by Vanessa Lambert, who noticed that some of the families on... Read more »

‘Snowball’ effect of treasured volunteers

A CALL for volunteers to band together to help vulnerable neighbours at the start of the pandemic “snowballed” and led to West Byfleet Coronavirus Support group. Emma Osborne, who runs her own... Read more »

Requests double for foodbank support

THE South Woking Community Foodbank based at New Life Church in Old Woking has seen a near doubling in demand during the coronavirus lockdown period. The foodbank, mainly focused on Old Woking,... Read more »

Gift boxes for supportive angels

A GIFT shop in St John’s has given hampers of goodies to local people helping others during the coronavirus pandemic – and is looking for support from the community to keep the... Read more »

Families invited to play the numbers game

A SCHOOL is inviting all Woking households with children to take part in a series of educational games by displaying a number that can be seen from the street. The initiative comes... Read more »