Guide dog charity grateful for help after impact of pandemic

WOKING welcomed the Mid Surrey Branch of Guide Dogs this month when a collection in Jubilee Square raised almost £300. “It was wonderful to be able to get out and engage with... Read more »

Rotary club support helps hospice

THE Rotary Club of Woking District have given more than £4,000 to fund two key areas of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, extending its support for the local charity during the pandemic.... Read more »

Take your chances in pet portrait lottery to support RSPCA

FACED with a huge drop in donations to help with its running costs, Chobham’s RSPCA centre has come up with a novel way of raising money. It has lined up a team... Read more »

Be a Woking Foodbank Valentine

WOKING families in need are to be given chocolate treats alongside essential food and other goods in a campaign to coincide with Valentine’s Day. The initiative is the idea of Andy Berriman,... Read more »

Family relaunch fundraising effort to support NHS workers

VOLUNTEERS dedicated to supporting Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals have begun a second round of fundraising after securing donations of £8,000 from their initial efforts. Anita Karppi, husband Kristian and 11-year-old daughter... Read more »

Supermarket support for local good causes

SHOPPERS in the Woking area managed to raise thousands of pounds last year through Co-op supermarket branches to help a number of local good causes. The Co-op’s Local Community Fund is giving... Read more »

Sports club members delivered goodwill initiative

A GOODWILL initiative organised by Valley End Cricket Club to deliver food hampers and presents has been given a festive thumbs-up. “Our Chari-tree initiative was a great success,” said Brian Barr, the... Read more »

Foodbank is here for everyone

WOKING Foodbank is appealing to local residents who have fallen on hard times during the pandemic to seek help before their problems escalate. Alison Buckland, the foodbank administrator, said many people think... Read more »

Light Up Your Home and raise money for Woking Hospice

RESIDENTS are being urged to be as “creative as they dare” in lighting up their homes for Christmas, in a competition raising money for the Woking Hospice charity. The aim is to... Read more »

Homelessness project makes appeal for harvest donations

THE York Road Project has launched its annual Harvest campaign for donations of clothes and other items and has added a scheme for financial donations to be made by text message. A... Read more »