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 »

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 »

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 »

Pub manager wins award for supporting NHS staff

THE manager of a Woking pub has won a national award for his work supporting frontline NHS staff during the first lockdown. Cee-Jay Williams, of the Junction Tap on Chertsey Road, received... Read more »

School donates money from visor fundraising to hospice care

MONEY raised by a secondary school will pay for 54 hours of care for hospice patients who are being looked after at home. St John the Baptist School presented a £3,000 cheque... Read more »

Pub’s community spirit puts it up for national award

THE Junction Tap in Woking has reached the national finals of the Great British Pub Awards – with its general manager in line to be dubbed a hero for making personal protective... Read more »

Care home staff grateful for PPE donation

STAFF at Brockhill Extra Care have hundreds of reasons to smile after welcoming a donation of 300 face masks from Amey, the UK infrastructure services provider responsible for waste collection in Woking,... Read more »

Chinese community supporting the NHS

CHINESE people living in and around Woking have donated more than £6,000 to local hospitals and to buy personal protective equipment for charities. Members of the Chinese Association of Woking donated £2,000... Read more »

Chambers Group donates PPE

RECYCLING specialist the Chambers Group has donated 1,500 pairs of surgical gloves and 30 all-in-one suits, usually used by workshop staff, to medical staff to use as PPE. The group, responsible for... Read more »

Schools rally to help frontline NHS staff

STAFF and pupils at St John the Baptist School have made more than 500 face shields using 3D printers and distributed them to local hospitals and care homes. The personal protection equipment,... Read more »