Author: Roger Mills

Could you spare a little time to brighten up someonelse’s week

Could you spare some time to brighten up the week of an elderly person or vulnerable adult in the London Borough of Sutton who has found themselves lonely or isolated? Sutton Befrienders are looking for volunteers who could commit to supporting a local person once a week either over the phone or in person. You’d be a friendly voice/face to an isolated individual, providing a point of regular contact and social interaction and helping people feel more connected with their community and less lonely. No formal qualifications or experience is needed – we’re just looking for volunteers with ‘people...

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Kayaking the Continent for pancreatic cancer

Anna Blackwell, 24, and Kate Culverwell, 19, both from Oxford, will be setting out on a record breaking, and world first, tandem kayak expedition from England to the Black Sea. The pair will begin their journey on Saturday 21st April departing at Westminster Bridge from 9.30am. The 4000 Kilometre adventure is expected to take about 4 months to complete to help raise vital funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action. Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer. The survival rate is just 5% which is the lowest of any cancer. In 2015, Kate very sadly lost her father, David...

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MP calls on Minister to secure the future of vulnerable children across the UK

Tom Brake MP is calling on the Minister for Children and Families to take further action on the ‘child in need’ review. In England, 58,000 16 and 17-year-olds receive support from local authority children’s services. On 16 March, the Department for Education launched a review into the educational outcomes of children in need of help or support. While the review is welcomed, new research from The Children’s Society has found that education is just one of the many areas where vulnerable 16 and 17-year-old children have poor outcomes. Vulnerable children need the resources to deal with issues such as...

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Wallington gallery framing company reaches finals of awards – twice!

Kevin & Zoë at Eagle Gallery Framing are delighted to announce that they are both FINALISTS in with a chance of winning two highly prestigious framing awards. Eagle Gallery Framing have submitted two entries into The Fine Art Trade Guilds ‘Art & Framing Industry Awards’ 2018. The company is based at The Stables Yard, Guy Road, Wallington.   Kevin has entered a piece into the Best Mount Design category and Zoë has entered a piece into the Guild Challenge Framing category. Kevin was a double winner of both categories in 2016 and the winner of the Best Mount Design category in 2017. The Fine Art Trade Guild...

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Green party announce record number of candidates in upcoming elections

The borough’s Green party has announced 18 candidates standing for the Green Party in next month’s, 3rd May 2018 local elections. The party is standing a record number of candidates since these seats were last contested “Of course we would have liked even more, but we’re quite a small local party and we are please that we are fielding a very respectable tally once more,” said a spokesperson. For details of the manifesto go to POLICIES  “We will also have Sutton Green Party candidates on the panels of upcoming local council election hustings: Peter Friel, Sutton Central Green Party...

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Sutton High School is an independent day school for girls aged 3-18. Founded in 1884 by the GDST, it continues to provide an academically rigorous and challenging education within the framework of a caring and supportive community.

It was the London Borough of Sutton’s highest placed girls’ school in The Times A Level Results Table August 2015 and GCSE results also saw an increase in the percentage of A* grades, up to 32%, with 40% of girls achieving 9 or more A* or A grades. Come and see for yourself why The Good Schools Guide describes Sutton High as “a school to watch”.  Places for our Open Events can be booked online at www.suttonhigh.gdst.net

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