Party celebrates group who became a community by sewing scrubs during pandemic

PEOPLE who rallied to make personal protective equipment for hard-pressed NHS staff and care workers during the pandemic celebrated their magnificent achievements at a garden party. More than 150 volunteers signed up... Read more »

Local music group help to lead national ‘thank you’

A GROUP based in Woking helped to lead the nation in a moment of music during Thank You Day for the work of everyone who has been helping others during the pandemic.... Read more »

Gordon’s School earns place in national award finals

GORDON’S School in West End has been selected as a finalist in the national Goldsmiths’ Community Engagement Award in recognition of its work, particularly during lockdown. The Surrey school, along with seven... Read more »

Pop and granddaughter raise voices for NHS workers

A VETERAN musician and his granddaughter have recorded a song to raise money for charities that support health workers who are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Paul Larkin, from Westfield, wrote the... Read more »

Tech experts proud to provide software for vaccine bookings

THE computer software for booking COVID vaccines and testing across Britain is being supplied by a Woking IT company. ACF Technologies, in Goldsworth Road, which supplies the systems for running Universal Credit... 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 »

McLaren helping NHS vaccine rollout across the borough

WOKING-based supercar manufacturer McLaren is supporting the NHS vaccination rollout by making available its accessible Victoria Gate office in the town centre as a community centre. Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS... Read more »

Young baker Izzy, 6, raises £1,100 for charity

A ST JOHN’S schoolgirl has raised more than £1,100 for charity by selling cupcakes she baked during lockdown. Izzy Schupbach, aged six, was inspired by talks about values at her school, St... Read more »

The lives of residents are at risk, says council leader

AS Woking, along with most of Surrey, moved into Tier 3 – the Very High COVID alert level – today, the leader of the council has warned the lives of residents “are... Read more »

Woking, along with most of Surrey, to enter Tier 3 restrictions

WOKING, along with most of Surrey, is being placed into Tier 3, the Very High COVID alert level, as from 0.01am on Saturday, 19 December. Due to rising rates of Coronavirus across... Read more »