Charity

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

One can reminisce about the excitement of the summer holidays, when you had just finished school for the year, and are ready to go out and have six weeks of carefree fun. Was that not an amazing feeling? This is where Challengers comes in, the charity provides play and leisure schemes for disabled children and young people, meaning that everyone …

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The Charity Making Headway In Surrey

The Charity Making Headway In Surrey

Headway (National Head Injuries Association) is a charity working to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches in the UK, it has provided support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to those in the health and legal professions since 1980. Headway Surrey provides support …

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Fighting For A Cure With The Lily Foundation

Fighting For A Cure With The Lily Foundation

The Lily Foundation is a charity based in Surrey built on the bravery and strength of a little girl named Lily. Lily had a chronic illness called mitochondrial disease, developed at birth. Founded in 2007, The Lily Foundation was started to give hope, answers and support to other children and families facing the challenges of the disease. Mitochondrial disease is …

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Redhill’s Strongest Link

“Volunteers aren’t paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless” I have just discovered a match-making service – not for the romantically inclined, you understand, I am happily married, but one that pairs-up volunteers with eligible voluntary organisations. As acronyms go, VARB might keep us guessing, but there is no guesswork involved in the work of …

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Home Is Where The Heart Is In East Surrey

Home Is Where The Heart Is In East Surrey

It is said, home is where the heart is, it is a lovely, warm, cosy sentiment but what if your heart is stressed, lonely, desperate, and even broken? What is home life like then? For many families with young children life can be very difficult – a variety of issues can pile on the pressure, ill health or disability, isolation, …

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Mark And Matt’s Parisian Pedal Power Raises More Than £3,000 For Charity

Mark And Matt’s Parisian Pedal Power Raises More Than £3,000 For Charity

A father and son duo from Sussex have completed their very own Tour De France, complete with a grand finish in the French capital and in doing so raised £3,400 for St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley. In early August, Mark Heppell, 57, musical director and choir leader at Sussex-based choir, inChoir, and his son Matt, 28, a self-employed web designer …

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The Therapy Garden

The Therapy Garden

The Therapy Garden is a horticulture and education charity using gardening to generate positive change amongst people. They work with adults and teenagers with a range of learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health challenges, as well as offering school-age teenagers interventional education opportunities. Based in the village of Normandy, Surrey, the charity was established in 1998 by a resident …

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Helping Adolescents At The Marsden

Helping Adolescents At The Marsden

The Royal Marsden Hospital is a specialist cancer treatment hospital in London. Helping Adolescents at the Marsden (HAM) is a charity that supports the Royal Marsden Hospital by providing better facilities for patients aged 16 to 25 receiving treatment in their care. The HAM fundraising committee was founded in April 2004 and consists of a group of families living within …

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Sallyann And Finch Step Out For MacMillan Cancer

Sallyann And Finch Step Out For MacMillan Cancer

A brave and battling couple from Horley took part in the Cotswold Challenge in July to raise money for MacMillan Cancer. Tackling a route of 25km, Sallyann and Finch Richardson took on a tough course which Finch completed, but sadly due to an injury just days before Sallyann had to retire. The pair took on health conditions as well as …

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British Heart Foundation Scores With Crawley Charity Football Match

British Heart Foundation Scores With Crawley Charity Football Match

A charity football match and family fun day held in Crawley in memory of a man who died from a heart attack aged 32 has raised almost £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity. More than 300 families and football fans attended the 2017 Paul Bushell Family Fun Day and Cup at Crawley Town Football Club’s Checkatrade.com Stadium earlier …

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