Cranleigh Rotary Supports Local Charities

Rotarian Jane Briggs (left) was delighted to present a cheque for £200 to Camilla Ford, one of the Melody Memories lead organisers.

The Rotary Club of Cranleigh supports many local charities. The latest beneficiary is Melody Memories, a singing group that meets fortnightly to entertain people who are suffering with dementia and their carers who are living in Cranleigh and its surrounds.

Run by an experienced and supportive team, the group provides “a warm welcome and lots of laughter”. Rotarian Jane Briggs was delighted to present a cheque for £200 to Camilla Ford, one of the Melody Memories lead organisers, on 12 September.

The charity says: “Whilst services for people with dementia have been expanding within the area for a long time, this group has been the only point of contact for this vulnerable client group and has provided a highly valued service for those who attend.”

Meanwhile, Cranleigh Rotarians played their part in the world’s biggest coffee morning, held on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Care.

The event took place in the Guide Hall in Village Way on Friday, 28 September. A light lunch of soup and filled rolls was provided, whilst a variety of cakes was available to munch with the tea and coffee.

“The weather was kind to us and many sat outside enjoying the late summer sunshine, as well as eating cake and drinking coffee,” said Rotarian Jane Briggs.

“We were delighted to collect £170 from the refreshments, with an additional £150 from the raffle. This will be sent to the Macmillan Cancer Care charity to support their work with cancer sufferers.”

The Rotary Club of Cranleigh is once again helping St Nicolas Church with the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal for deprived Romanian children. Information leaflets are available from St Nicolas Church or from Celebration Cakes bakery in Cranleigh High Street. Details are also available from the Rotary website:

The filled shoe boxes should be delivered to St Nicolas Church or Celebration Cakes by 12th November 2018.

Your shoebox could change a child’s life. The boxes are delivered to deprived and disabled children in western Romania, in collaboration with local schools and churches. These gifts of clothes or toys may, for some children, represent the only Christmas presents they receive.

If you would like to know more, please contact Patrick Leake on 01483 271559 or

Romanian Shoebox Appeal 2018

Help put smiles on the faces of deprived or disabled children again this Christmas.

So please Fill a Shoebox and return it, Christmas-wrapped, to *St. Nicolas Church or *Celebration Cakes, by Saturday 17th November

*There you will find a leaflet with full details.

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