Cobham Rugby Club

Last Saturday, I went down to Cobham Rugby Club for their ‘Value the Volunteer’ lunch, before their home game against Chobam (I know – a bit of a tongue-twister for the pundits). I spoke about how valuable volunteers are for local sports clubs and charities more generally, and how local community sport is vital for […]

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West Molesey Sea Scouts

Last week, I visited the 1st Jaguar Sea Scouts Group in West Molesey. Liam Quinn, the Scout Leader, welcomed me and introduced me to the Scouts. I spoke to them about what an MP does, how Parliament works and what Government Ministers do. I then answered a range of questions from the very bright and […]

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Downside Nursery Sportsday

Last Friday, I visited Krystyna Griffiths and her fabulous team at Downside Nursery, for their annual sportsday (pictured below). Many parents also joined the occasion, creating a wonderful atmosphere in the glorious sunshine. The children were fantastic – incredibly well-behaved, and very enthusiastic about the races! I also got the chance to catch up with […]

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Rosalita Edwards’ Nursery Sports Day

Last Friday, I was delighted to join Rosalita Edwards’ Nursery for their Summer Sports Day, at Imber Court in Thames Ditton. The weather held up for some fiercesome competition in the various events – most notably the hotly-contested grandaprents’ races. But, the whole event was conducted in the wonderful spirit that Rosalita and her team […]

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Super Saturday

I always think of the Saturday just gone as the ‘Super Saturday’ of the local calendar, because there’s always a string of fantastic community events on. This year was no different, with Claygate Flower show and Molesey Regatta both blessed with glorious sunshine – despite all the forecasts. I’m afraid I was over-booked this year, so […]

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Inventing a Sport

On Friday, I took up Rashid Ahmad on his offer to pop by Hersham village hall to hear about a new sport he founded, Touch Tennis. I hadn’t realised quite what I’d let myself in for. Far from a relaxed chat, I was challenged to take off my suit jacket, don a Touch Tennis t-shirt […]

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Old Paulines in Thames Ditton

 Today, I joined Tim Cunis, ex-Chair of Old Pauline rugby club to watch the first eleven take on league leaders, the Old Tiffinians. It was a good, competitive, game – but the league front-runners showed why they are top dogs with a convincing win.   We were joined by Richard Holman and Nick Carr, […]

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Stamping Out Boredom

Every year, Paragon housing trust organise ‘Stamp Out Boredom’, a Summer project that engages youngsters across Elmbridge in a range of activities over several weeks. The idea is to find constructive and fun things for youngsters to do, to stop them getting bored, or worse still in trouble. It also gives parents a bit of […]

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