2020

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HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Brookwood Cemetery

This week (Wednesday 1 July), The Earl of Wessex visited Brookwood Cemetery to learn about the work of the Surrey Local Resilience Forum Death Management Team and thank cemetery staff who have worked through the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Cathedral shines red, white and blue for armed forces day

Armed Forces Day is a chance for all of us to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

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HRH The Earl of Wessex Discusses Covid-19 Measures At Guildford Crown Court

HRH The Earl of Wessex paid a visit to Guildford Crown Court on Friday 26thJune to see how the staff and judges have kept the court operating through Covid-19 and the recovery measures put in place to enable the court to resume jury trials.

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Lord Lieutenant Supports The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Mobile Testing Unit

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment was joined by the Lord- Lieutenant Michael More-Molyneux at a Mobile Testing Unit in Camberley on 26th June.

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Local Air Ambulance Flying High With Outstanding Service

Through careful planning Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has maintained a full service throughout the Coronavirus crisis, responding to the sickest or most critically injured within the region.

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Surrey leads the way with new domestic abuse refuge

A new and much- needed safe refuge for 18 families – women and children who are the victims of domestic abuse – opened at a location in Surrey on 15th June. The local charity, Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid, was alarmed at the massive surge in demand for domestic abuse support during Lockdown …

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Community Foundation for Surrey makes grants to those in serious need

Charities and community groups supporting some of the most vulnerable and isolated across Surrey during the Covid-19 crisis are gearing up for a huge increase in demand during late June and July.

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Flag raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Week 2020

A flag raising ceremony took place on 22nd June at 10.30am outside Guildford Cathedral to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.

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The Earl of Wessex visits team at the heart of COVID-19 emergency response

The Earl of Wessex met the Surrey Local Resilience Forum on 17th June

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The Earl of Wessex volunteers for ‘Trolley Tuesday’ at the Godalming & Villages Community Store.

The Godalming & Villages Community Store was delighted to welcome HRH The Earl of Wessex on the 16th June. The Earl joined volunteers at the store at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre, who have been working there since it opened on 20th April.

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Lord-Lieutenant supports Surrey school scrubs effort

Oxted School invited the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux to visit their Design Technology Department on 10 June to meet the staff who have been making PPE for local care homes etc

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‘The vital role of the volunteer’

As Volunteers’ Week drew to a close on 8th June, Surrey’s Lord-Lieutenant echoed the words from HM The Queen

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‘For the Love of Scrubs’ gets Royal volunteer

HRH The Countess of Wessex made a private visit to volunteer with the Farnham, Aldershot and Guildford hub of ‘For the Love of Scrubs’.

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A message from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux

Welcome to the re-designed and refreshed Lieutenancy Website.  I do hope you will find it a helpful source of news about […]

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Surrey first in UK for Covid-19 rehab hospital

The Surrey Lieutenancy is proud that the former military rehabilitation hospital at Headley Court near Leatherhead has been transformed into the UK’s first dedicated community rehab hospital.

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Countess submits Mosque snapshot to #HoldStill2020

After her visit to the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking (click here), The Countess of Wessex has submitted this image to #HoldStill2020

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The Earl of Wessex Zooms into Orpheus

Vulnerable students self-isolating in supported housing at The Orpheus Centre in Godstone took a Zoom call from The Earl of Wessex.

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National Honours for COVID-19 work

The government has announced that new Honours will be awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the UK’s COVID-19 response.

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Woking Mosque welcomes Royal volunteers

The Earl and Countess of Wessex joined volunteers at the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking on 21st May to help pack emergency food parcels for vulnerable people across the borough.

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Cross party politicians together for Runnymede

Thirteen councillors across all the political parties in Runnymede Borough have joined together to run the Runnymede Foodbank (linked to The Trussell Trust) during the pandemic.

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Down on the farm during Covid-19

Hill House Farm at Beare Green, near Dorking is a family run farm dedicated to connecting people to the countryside through great food and outstanding rural experiences.

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Sign-up to the Healthy Surrey Virtual Wellbeing Hub

There’s never been a better time for those who are socially isolated to focus on their wellbeing with the Surrey Virtual Wellbeing Hub.

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#ClapForOurCarers

The Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux and his wife Sarah (above) socially distanced with neighbours at 8pm on Thursday 14th May.

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‘Nourish our Nurses’ receives Royal support

To mark International Nurses’ Day on 12th May, HRH The Countess of Wessex spent the morning volunteering with ‘Nourish our Nurses’.

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VE Day 1945 recalled from Covid-19 isolation!

Friday 8th May 2020 marked 75 years since the nation celebrated the allied victory in Europe with VE Day.

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Lifeline for vulnerable East Surrey families

The work of Stripey Stork, the baby bank that is a lifeline for ‘at risk’ families in Reigate and Redhill – supplying them with practical (donated) items.

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University of Surrey rolls out its Covid Assist

The University of Surrey has received daily requests for assistance from organisations, both locally and nationally, since the start of the Covid crisis.

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Royal visitor helps to shine a light

The Lighthouse Woking Foodbank welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex to its warehouse facility at Sheerwater on 24th March.

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Lord-Lieutenant volunteers with ‘Surrey Drive’

On 27th April, Surrey’s Lord-Lieutenant, Michael More-Molyneux, joined a team from local networking group, Surrey Event Professionals.

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Take a wellbeing drone flight over Painshill Park!

Instead of marking Surrey Day 2020 on Saturday May 2nd·with public events or private visits, the coronavirus crisis meant a 'virtual' celebration instead.

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Guildford Cathedral turns blue for NHS

Guildford Cathedral – high on Stag Hill – is being illuminated in blue, the colour of the NHS, every Thursday evening during the crisis, to salute healthcare workers.

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Coronavirus – Surrey’s Response so far

#surreytogether Supporting vulnerable Surrey residents and shielding them from Coronavirus. Download your copy of the infographic here.

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Community support is centre stage at Harlequin

The Harlequin Theatre in Redhill has been repurposed as a community support centre to co-ordinate the distribution of food & emergency packs.

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Helping Surrey communities through the crisis

Surrey Community Action (SCA) is working with the county’s voluntary, community and faith sectors to help co-ordinate their responses to the coronavirus.

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Hand made for heroes

Responding to the extreme shortage of PPE for the county’s dedicated frontline workers, Surrey County Council is appealing urgently for skilled volunteers.

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How you can register to volunteer

Your local Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) or Volunteer Centre is the place that coordinates volunteers in Surrey. Many local organisations, charities and community groups are helping out.

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Grant for PPE protects Transform key workers

The charity Transform Housing and Support operates across Surrey, providing vital accommodation and support for homeless, vulnerable and excluded people.

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Food for front line NHS staff

HRH The Countess of Wessex joined volunteers from the Army’s Cadet Training Centre Frimley Park on Friday 17th April at Frimley Park Hospital.

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Private Royal visit supports the Hope Hub

Working to prevent and end homelessness in Surrey Heath Borough, delivering food every week to clients who are in temporary accommodation during COVID-19.

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Join the 2.6 Challenge for Surrey charities!

Many work at the front line with some of the most vulnerable in our county, of every age and background – and they need our support more than ever.

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Community Angels move to telephone service

Community Angels are volunteer befrienders who support adults of all ages and life stages in Guildford Borough - help overcome isolation and loneliness.

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Surrey’s NHS Hospital Heroes!

Across the county, individuals and communities are stepping-up to support them, volunteering much needed items and donations of time and/or money.

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Inspiring food drops for Mole Vale communities

Responding to the Covid 19 crisis, Mid Surrey Community Fridges has changed how it operates by launching a referral bag drop service.

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Surrey Food banks call for financial donations

The 28+ Food banks across Surrey urgently need financial donations (to replace the food donations they usually rely on).

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Surrey’s own Coronavirus Response Fund

To meet some of the urgent funding needs of community groups and charities, Coronavirus Response Fund has been set up.

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Support local enterprise in this crisis

Even though we may currently no longer explore the stunning Surrey countryside, you can benefit from some of the wonderful products that Surrey Hills businesses offer.

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Surrey Community Helpline open longer

Surrey County Council has set up the Surrey Community Helpline (0300 200 1008) and extended its hours from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.

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Huge demand for Telephone Counselling Service

SDAC (Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care) is responding to extra demand for its Helpline and Telephone Counselling Service (TCS).

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Food from Spectrum hub for most vulnerable

Guildford’s Spectrum Leisure Centre has become a key hub for distributing food supplies on behalf of the Government to hundreds of people across Surrey.

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BERT leads the way with community response

Brockham Emergency Response Team (BERT) was set up in 2013 to respond to local emergencies and help protect the lives of those in distress in its community.

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Watch out for Coronavirus scams!

Surrey’s Trading Standards reporting different coronavirus scams, including miracle cures for the virus and home testing kits, which don’t exist.

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Five surrey residents awarded British Empire Awards

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey meets with five Surrey Residents awarded the British Empire Awards in the New Year Honours List 2020.

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Historic statue of pilots, Alcock and Brown, moved to Brooklands

Historic statue of pilots Alcock and Brown, unveiled at Heathrow Airport in 1954, is relocated to Brooklands, home of the site where their biplane was built

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HRH The Princess Royal visits the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex team, and the school of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey

HRH The Princess Royal visited the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) team at Redhill Aerodrome to mark the 30th Anniversary of AAKSS

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