In 2011 three ladies in Reed Business Information’s Facilities Department were all treated for different types of cancer at the Royal Marsden, but sadly they all died within 6 months of each other. The facilities team decided that the best way to remember the ladies was to raise money for the Royal Marsden and the great work they do by organising their own sponsored walk, just like the official Marsden March which takes place every March.
Five members of Reed Business Information’s Technology department went under the razor and have raised over £1500 for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Craig Burnett, Matthew O'Hear, Adrian Pedersen, Ed Campbell and Steven Heerkens had their heads shaved to a grade zero in front of a crowd of their colleagues in The Courtyard at Quadrant House in Sutton.
This year the Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector's Trustees' Week will take place from 7th-13th November 2016.
"Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference," said a spokesperson.
"We will be holding our annual event for trustees on Monday 7th November, as well as child protection training on 10th November, and governance training on 12th November. We'll also be awarding our 4th Sue Robson Trustee of the Year Award, and we'll be accepting nominations soon, so start thinking about who you want to nominate!"
Community Golf provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to try golf in a fun and accessible way within the community. We deliver sessions in schools, colleges, community centres and parks and take part in a number of events across London and the South East.
"We are looking to expand our team of volunteers and golf activators and are looking for enthusiastic and friendly people who enjoy getting out and about in their community. If you have an interest in golf/sport that would be great but no experience is needed," said a spokesperon.
"The role of our golf activators and volunteers is to get people engaged and simply 'have a go' so a sense of fun and a friendly personality are the main things we are looking for. We will provide support, encouragement and lots of opportunities to get involved so why not check out our facebook page (communitygolf1), pop along to one of our park sessions on Saturday (Beddington Park) or Sunday (Wandle Park) from 10am - midday or drop us an email to find out more - firstname.lastname@example.org (www.communitygolf.net)"
An illustrated talk by transport historian John Parkin is looking at the many changes Sutton's bus routes over time on Wednesday October 12 at Honeywood Museum.
St Raphael’s have joined up with other hospices across the Southeast to invite you to The Big Get Together in October!
All you have to do is get your friends, family or colleagues together and have fun, whilst raising money for local hospice care. What sort of hospice-tality you offer is up to you, whether its cocktails and canapés, watching films in your PJ’s, having a dinner party or just a good old gossip!
All hospice supporters ask is that guests donate to St Raphael’s.
The Big Get Together is the perfect way to celebrate a special person, on a special date, in a way that is fitting to celebrate their life whilst enjoying the company of your friends and family.
For more information and to sign up, visit www.TheBigGetTogether.org.uk/str.
Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning has announced that it is to cease its services from March 31 2017.
It has released the following statement.
It is with regret that we announce today that that SCILL will be closing on 31 March 2017.
The support and help that SCILL has given people during the last 21 years has been exceptional; social care has changed enormously in that time and thankfully disabled people now have a much greater voice than they did 20 years ago (although there is still room for improvement).
Just a few days to go to get your applications in for the next round of the Sutton Community Fund - the deadline is 5pm, Monday 26th September.
The Sutton Community Fund awards grants of between £300 and £10,000 to projects that benefit Sutton's residents. Grants awarded must be used within one year.
For more details go to COMMUNITY
An illustrated talk by Richard Bywaters is to be given on Thursday October 13 at the parochial rooms, Cheam village at 2.30pm.
Richard will give a talk about the work of the RNLI, and in particular London, where they have four stations on the length of the Thames
Thursday 13th October
Tickets: Friends £5, non friends £6
An estimated 4,000 people took the opportunity to look behind the scenes at Sutton Police Station when its doors opened to the public on Sunday, 18 September.
Many visitors got the chance to see inside the custody suite of 30 cells and charging counter where prisoners are brought having been arrested.
The police control room was on show too. This hosts the borough’s CCTV system with its wall of monitors displaying images from the 100+ cameras around the borough. The monitors are staffed by Met Police trained operators 24/7 to deter and detect crime.