This caught our eye…

  • With our special emphasis on mothers and children this year:  Shooting Star Chase offers children’s hospice care and supports families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care. You can help to pay for nurses to give ‘hospice at home’ care by donating on the website or visiting one of the shops in Guildford, Walton and, Weybridge.
  • Corner House Woking  – a charity offering emotional and wellbeing support in Woking, Runnymede and Spelthorne. Groups support people aged 18+ dealing with mental health issues including:Depression & postnatal depression, Anxiety,, Carers support groups,Eating disorders, Social isolation
  • Girls write the future – Promoting the importance of equal access to education for girls and boys.  There are over 66 million girls who should be in school …
  • Women’s radio channel – – a new venture
  • Inspiring the Future: Connecting schools and colleges with volunteers from the world of work  – includes report of research commissioned by L’Oreal: More female role models needed as over half of older teens ready to rule out a career in science (May 2017)
  • White Ribbon UK: The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global effort of men working to end male violence against women. We aim to educate and raise awareness of violence against women, and to engage men in these issues.
  • Women for women International: supporting and empowering women survivors of war.  Sponsor a Sister scheme: help and individual women by donating £25/month.
  • GRACE – helping women to face cancer – GRACE aims to raise standards of gynaecological cancer care and treatment for women across Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire; promote early diagnosis and treatment through awareness and; raise funds to support ground-breaking research into the cause, progression and treatment of gynaecological cancers
  • Embrace – We’re solely focused on supporting children, young people and families who are victims of serious crime.
    We help them cope with what has happened, support their recovery and provide services that enable them to put events behind them, move on and fulfil their life’s potential.
  • Woking Town Twinning Association – WTTA: does a great deal to cement good relations with Woking’s Twin Towns. A fine recent example is the Dragon Boat Fun Race to raise money for the Hospices – A dragonboat team came from twin town Amstelveen to take part.  They won, and contributed well over £500 to the Hospices.
  • find out how grandmothers are helping grandmothers who are having to look after their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.
  • Woking Food Bank – does a great job collecting food to people in need.  Look out for collection days at local supermarkets or take items to the Lighthouse building in the centre of Woking