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November 2013

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Fundraising

One of our trustees, Kelvin Edmundson has kindly agreed to head up our fundraising activities and has begun his task with characteristic enthusiasm. He would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be interested in becoming a donor and can be contacted via the office.

You can also donate by using this website.

We will be 40 years old in 2014 when our oldest client will attain her 100th birthday. We would like to celebrate both these events in various modest ways and our looking for sponsors whom we would be happy to acknowledge in our literature. Our plans are not yet finalised but expressions of interest would be most welcome at this stage.

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Awareness within the community

We are keen to make the community aware of our existence and the services we offer. We also wish to collaborate with other providers of statutory and voluntary services and to that end, the following are examples of activities we have undertaken in the past few months.

Set up a stall in the Mall shopping centre.

Attended the Mayor’s Reception for volunteers.

Attended meetings with Surrey Heath Borough Council, Action Surrey and Voluntary Services North Surrey.

Attended various seminars.

Attended community lunches arranged by local churches

Set up a stall at the Camberley Farmers’ Market.

Attended meetings organised by Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey Heath Clinical Commissioning Group and the Care Quality commission.

Given presentations to local organisations.

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Care & Repair

In June 2013 we carried out 44 jobs, 56 were carried out in July, 60 in August and 66 in September.

We undertake work for Action Surrey who finance the installation of “Keep Well Keep Warm” kits and we fit key safes for Surrey Heath Borough Council, Helpline. We are also in active discussions about an enhanced role in the provision of services for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable.

We are unique in Surrey Heath in providing a secure and subsided handyman service so do please contact us if you require help. No job is too small.

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Care Cars

In May 2013, 244 trips were undertaken by our volunteer drivers who also undertook 255 in June, 277 in July and 259 in August.

Currently we have 58 available drivers BUT we are most anxious to recruit more so do please contact us if you are interested in helping to provide this vital service to the elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of our local community.

On the 13th September 2013 Surrey Heath Dial a Ride stopped taking patients to medical appointments and is referring enquiries to us. This has resulted in a noticeable increase in our workload. We are able to transport those who use wheelchairs provided they can get in and out of a car.