Walton Rotary Club

Last night, I addressed Walton Rotary Club at Burhill Golf Club. Introduced by their President, Elza Hollands (pictured below), I spoke a little about the General Election Campaign, then moving on to talk about my plans to improve rail services, local clinics in the community, and school expansion. I then addressed the enduring strength of […]

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Elmbridge Community Fund

In January 2015, I helped to launch the Elmbridge Community Fund (ECF). The ECF works in partnership with a range of local community and voluntary groups in Elmbridge, including those working with isolated older people, those affected by long-term illnesses and disabilities, and young people living in poverty and disadvantage. The ECF award grants to […]

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Morning Star Charity

On Friday night, I went to a fund-raising evening hosted at the American School in Cobham, and organised by Bill Muddyman and Linda Gardiner. The event was arranged to raise money for the Morning Star charity in South Africa, which is a day care centre for under-privileged children afflicted by HIV. Bill and Linda organised […]

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Elmbridge Community Link

Yesterday, I visited Elmbridge Community Link in Walton, a local charity dedicated to supporting adults with learning disabilities. I joined them for their All Sports Activity evening. Elmbridge Community Link puts on a range of activities, and I had great evening meeting the youngsters, playing basketball and badminton, and getting involved with Easter-themed activities, including […]

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Friends of Hurst Park

On Friday, I visited Friends of Hurst Park, a local group of people who are campaigning to protect and preserve the Hurst Park Meadow area. I had a good chat with the group about their aim to guarantee green space status for Hurst Park. They are concerned about the potential risk of future developments on Hurst […]

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Doing Our Bit to Support Refugees

On Friday, I met with Elmbridge CAN – a local community group working to support the acceptance of refugees within Elmbridge. I had a useful and productive meeting with Becky Hill and her dedicated team who work hard to facilitate collaboration with both local and national stakeholders to raise awareness of refugees and to try […]

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Tackling Local Homelessness

Today, I went along to support Helen Watson, CEO of Elmbridge Rentstart, at a reception in the House of Lords. Elmbridge Rentstart does a great job supporting homeless people in Elmbridge on low incomes to access accommodation in the private rented sector. This helps to promote independence for vulnerable people – around 25% of the […]

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Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Service

Today, I visited the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSAT) to see for myself the incredible service provided by this great charity. I met with Adrian Bell, CEO, Helen Bowcock, Chair of Trustees, and some of the medics and pilots. I received a detailed briefing on how the service and Trust operate. The […]

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Neighbourhood Food Collection

Earlier this month, I dropped in to check out the annual Neighbourhood Food Collection at Tesco, in West Molesey. The event is a collective partnership between Tesco, the Trussell Trust and FareShare and is part of an ongoing effort to encourage customers to donate long-life food to charity to help those most in need. Since […]

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