Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy Christmas and onward into 2019

We are indeed fortunate in our community of Farncombe and Godalming to have so many great local volunteer groups and organisations providing support and care.

These photos show just a few – the Farncombe Day Centre offers a welcome, advice, companionship and hot food, as does the Denningberg Centre.

The Lions collect funds for others all year round as well as contribute to emergency situations.

The Meath is a centre of excellence of care and a home with real warmth for those who live there

And one of the highlights of this Christmas season  for me was the choir from Broadwater School singing, “O Holy Night”, at the Town Carol Service.

By working together we can do so much more – may we never take our community for granted but accept the gift of those who give so generously and that includes the volunteers from Churches Together who give many hours of Christmas Day itself to the Lunch for those who would otherwise be on their own.

Surrey Search and Rescue Awards Evening





Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Surrey Search and Rescue awards evening (SurSAR). This is a non-profit Lowland search and rescue team based in Surrey that provides Search and Rescue capabilities to the Surrey Police.

Awards were given to those who had placed themselves on call for 1000 to 5000 hours. These volunteers’ commitments, freely given, is worthy of high praise.

Surrey Search & Rescue is a 100% voluntary specialist search team which helps the emergency services find missing vulnerable adults and children. They are on-call 24 hours a day, with a team of 50+ people and 8 Search Dogs to respond across Surrey and surrounding areas.