Inspirational Local Healthcare

Too many of the positive things going on in our community fail to get the attention they deserve. This morning, I returned to The Children’s Trust, the amazing charity in Tadworth specialising in children’s brain injuries. They do incredible work giving youngsters with the most heart-breaking of conditions hope of a better quality of life. […]

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Thames Ditton’s New Year’s Panto

On Saturday night, Thames Ditton residents, led by Ruth Lyon and Karen Randolph, organised another fabulous New Year’s panto. The brilliant Charles Court Opera performed ‘Buttons’ at a packed Vera Fletcher hall. Erika and I attended, and enjoyed a great meal and a terrific evening. The funds go towards new equipment for Thames Ditton hospital – a […]

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The Medicine Garden, Cobham

I just discovered one of the most amazing places I have come across in Elmbridge – I am kicking myself it took so long! Green fingers, Paul Studholme, created the Medicine Garden out of the old overgrown kitchen garden at Cobham Park. It is an incredible mix of things: a zen place to pause, forget about […]

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The Courageous Carina

Every now and then, as an MP, you come across a truly inspirational case. Today, I met with Darren Marcangelo (an Esher resident) whose daughter, Carina, is waiting for a heart transplant. She was born with cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscles, and has been treated at Great Ormond Street and Royal Brompton hospitals. […]

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Out with Local Paramedics

Today, I went out with a local ambulance crew from the Chertsey depot of the South East Coast Ambulance Service, which covers a geographical area of 3,600 square miles (Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey, and North East Hampshire). I joined Critical Care Parademedic, Mark, and Paramedic, Dina – as pictured below […]

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One for All and All for One

Yesterday, Erika and I went to a performance of the Three Musketeers at the Vera Fletcher Hall in Thames Ditton. Organised by Ruth Lyon and Karen Randolph, the dinner and panto raise money for new equipment at Thames Ditton community hospital. It’s always a great annual event. Erika and I went along – our first night out […]

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Fire and Rescue

Today, I was given a tour of Walton Fire and Rescue Depot. Les Dodd and Paul Kenny explained how the station operates, including the mix of fire response and water-based incidents they have to deal with, coupled with the preventative side of their work in the community. I met with local officers (pictured below), and […]

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