Hospice opens doors to new pop-up shop

A NEW Woking & Sam Beare Hospice pop-up shop opened its doors to customers on Knaphill High Street last Saturday. The shop, the second to be run by the charity in the... Read more »

1,000 acts of kindness from community of volunteers

A NETWORK of community volunteers has completed more than 1,000 tasks for people isolated or shielding during the pandemic in its first year of work. The Knaphill, St John’s, Brookwood (KStJB) Volunteers... Read more »

Putting effort in to maintain a tranquil waterway

WE ARE very lucky to have the Basingstoke Canal passing through this part of Surrey. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with more than 250 acres of the land on... Read more »

Street Angels up for top volunteering award

WOKING Street Angels have been nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest national honour given to volunteer groups. The nomination praises the Street Angels for “providing befriending and practical... Read more »

Lightbox volunteer ‘highly commended’ at awards

A VOLUNTEER at The Lightbox in Woking has been recognised at an awards event marking the best within museums, galleries and heritage attractions throughout the UK. Nick Thomson’s contribution was celebrated at... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Charity furniture project gets back to business

A CHARITY that takes donations of furniture and household items to sell at low cost or give to people in need, is reopening after suspending its work three months ago because of... 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 »

Woking Council volunteers spruces up Barnsbury Primary School

WALLS inside Barnsbury Primary School have been smartened up by volunteers from Woking Borough Council during a community action day. The council staff took up paint and brushes and tackled the walls... Read more »