The week Woking went Carnival crazy

WOKING went carnival crazy in June 1923 with a week of events raising money for an extension to its Victoria Cottage Hospital. These included fetes, three balls held at the Grand Theatre,... Read more »

Councillor running to raise money for defibrillator

COUNCILLOR Liam Lyons will be running the Surrey Half Marathon to raise money to install a public defibrillator at Woking United Reformed Church. The defibrillator, positioned on an external wall of the... Read more »

Cherry Trees shows support for cycle race

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 has received backing from a local charity, which says the cycling race provides vital fundraising and is also enjoyed by the disabled children and young people it helps.... Read more »

Campaign of hope for Hasti

THE parents of an eight-year-old girl with a rare genetic syndrome for which there is currently no treatment are trying to raise £2.5 million for research and clinical trials of a possible... Read more »

Menzies chooses WSB Hospices as their charity of the year

MENZIES has chosen the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices as its charity of the year, and the Woking office has made a flying start by raising £800 towards its target of £10,000.... Read more »

Charity celebrates a milestone in fundraising

YOUNG people will benefit from grants totalling £74,000 from a charity which is celebrating 25 years of fundraising. Chobham-based Children With Special Needs Foundation (CWSNF) marked its significant milestone with presentations to... Read more »

Fitness group to tackle Tough Mudder for children’s hospice

TEN women who take part in an outdoor fitness group in Woking have signed up for a gruelling obstacle race to raise funds for Shooting Stars Children’s Hospice. The Squat2Fit group is... Read more »

Dexter to begin life-changing treatment

A WOKING boy leaves for the US on Saturday to begin life-changing specialist medical treatment. Four-year-old Dexter Summerscales-Heard was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, suffers with epilepsy, is unable to speak and... Read more »

Grace aims to make a packet for Ellie’s Fund

A PRIMARY school pupil from West End has collected nearly 18,000 crisp packets in a personal charity fundraising campaign. That puts nine-year-old Grace Gerrish well on the way to hitting her target... Read more »

New Pyrford Golf Club captain tees off fundraising for Shooting Star Hospice

THE new Pyrford Golf Club captain has begun his year by raising nearly £1,000 for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. Paul Stewart, who lives in Ottershaw and was a sports journalist with... Read more »