24 September 2013

Community Foundation for Surrey - Surrey Uncovered

Birtley’s commitment to the community has always included support for local charities. For several years now we have had our own Fund which is managed for us by the Community Foundation for Surrey. This Fund supports a number of local projects such as the Surrey Association for the Visually Impaired, Age UK in Waverley, Gosden House (school for children with learning difficulties) and many others.

The recent launch of ‘Surrey Uncovered’ by the CFS and Surrey University reveals a frightening scale of deprivation and need right on our own doorstep. Details of this can be found on www.cfsurrey.org.uk/surrey-uncovered but it has inspired us to try and do more. Our Fund has always been strongly supported by our residents and their families as well as staff, friends and neighbours. We are therefore planning to invite anyone interested to a presentation and a glass of wine here in November to hear about this report and learn how we can help. The date is not yet fixed because we are waiting to hear from Bernard Cribbens who has offered to join us for this event. However if anyone is particularly keen to come do please let us know and we will let you know as soon as we have a date.

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An "Arty" afternoon
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26 July 2018
Caring Coffee 'Chit-Chat'
Caring Coffee 'Chit-Chat'

Coffee, cake and chatter with friends...

16 July 2018
Happy Birthday NHS

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22 June 2018
Mama Buba Bump at Birtley House
Mama Buba Bump at Birtley House

Fun in the sun for a teddy bears picnic. 


21 June 2018
Our Strawberry Tea in the Rose Garden
Our Strawberry Tea in the Rose Garden

Drink me...

18 June 2018
Longacre School Chamber Choir visit to Birtley House
Longacre School Chamber Choir
13 June 2018
Stone Carving
Stone Carving with Simon Keeley

Giving stone carving a go at Birtley House

12 June 2018
Let's care for volunteer carers in Surrey
Let's care for volunteer carers in Surrey

This week (11 – 17 June) is Carers Week – an annual campaign that seeks to raise awareness of those who volunteer their time to care for others on an unpaid basis, highlight some of the challenges they face and recognise the contribution they make to society.

11 June 2018
Here's to trying new things...
Here's to trying new things...

Afternoon of Willow Weaving and Wood Carving. 

22 May 2018
Spotting Dementia

It’s Dementia Action Week 2018 this week (21 – 27 May) - an awareness week that exists to shine a light on the devastating condition, which is said to develop in someone every three minutes.

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