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  • Volunteer to end global poverty

    Volunteer to end global poverty0

    Oxfam in Surbiton is looking for new recruits. The charity shop in Victoria Road, which raises funds to fight global poverty, needs volunteers to work front of house and behind the scenes. “There’s the option to do a bit of everything!” said area volunteer coordinator Judi Thompson. Judi said the shop was a bit like

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  • Record-breaking sales as British Heart Foundation opens its doors

    Record-breaking sales as British Heart Foundation opens its doors0

    Charity shops in Surbiton were doing good business on Monday as shoppers hit the stores. The British Heart Foundation in Victoria Road proved particularly popular with an orderly socially distanced queue forming outside for most of the day. Despite some of the charity’s shops in Scotland and all in Northern Ireland remaining closed, BHF, which funds

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  • Jobs up for grabs in the arts

    Jobs up for grabs in the arts0

    Interested in a job in the arts? Kingston-based Creative Youth has two new paid roles up for grabs on six-month, fixed-term placements. One is for a marketing assistant, the other an operations assistant. You will learn how to run an arts organisation for young people and deliver an international youth arts festival. You need to

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  • Captain Tom inspires veterans’ book club at care home

    Captain Tom inspires veterans’ book club at care home0

    The book which Royal Star & Garter residents are reading has taken on extra poignancy following the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on Tuesday. The Surbiton home for disabled veterans and their partners launched a book club recently for its residents living with dementia  – and they chose centenarian and national hero Captain Tom’s

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  • Veterans enjoy songs, haggis, neeps and tatties on Burns Night

    Veterans enjoy songs, haggis, neeps and tatties on Burns Night0

    Singer and health care assistant Jodie Halls entertained the residents of Surbiton’s Royal Star & Garter Home with songs to celebrate Burns Night yesterday (Monday). The veterans at the home in Upper Brighton Road, also enjoyed a traditional Burns Supper – including haggis, neeps, tatties and a dram or two of whisky to celebrate the

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  • Let’s banish the blues by putting the kettle on for Brew Monday

    Let’s banish the blues by putting the kettle on for Brew Monday0

    • News
    • 18th January 2021

    Put the kettle on and give someone a call. Today, usually known as Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year – has been renamed Brew Monday by the Samaritans who are urging everyone to get together and have a chat over a virtual cuppa. “We’ll be turning this day on its head and

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