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Amazing £17,000 raised by walkers for Marsden Cancer charity

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.

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Head shaved to grade zero to raise money for MacMillan Cancer

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.


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Trustees’ week will highlight work and showcase opportunities

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!”

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Mazars increases its team with two new appointments

Mazars, the leading international accountancy and business advisory firm, has grown its Corporate Finance team in the South East. The team is joined by Zoë Nateras and has promoted Olga Diamond.

Zoë joined Mazars in 2013 and has transferred to Corporate Finance, having trained in the firm’s Audit department. Meanwhile, Olga’s performance has been rewarded with promotion to manager, having joined the team in 2014.

The team support business owners  across the region with their exit strategies, help to acquire new businesses and work alongside lenders to support business growth.

mazarsAdrian Alexander, Head of Corporate Finance for Mazars in the South, commented:

“We have been very busy with deals throughout the summer across the South East.  Mazars is growing the team to be able to support a new influx of transactions. I’m delighted to be able to promote Olga as she has demonstrated a real passion for helping owner managed businesses. Previously she was nominated in the 2015 Insider Deal Awards for Young Deal Maker of the Year. We also welcome Zoë into the team. I believe both are rising stars in Corporate Finance.”

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Christopher Singers present Old King Cole in Cheam

The Christopher Singers present “Old King Cole”

old-kingWhy is Old King Cole not himself and the Queen so merry?
What happens when Fairy Fantasia confronts The Demon of Discord?
If music be the food of love….play on. Does Princess Viola get her man….or must she marry The Prince of Harmonica…….. ?

A musical pantomime full of intrigue, romance and humour. Come and see this wonderful family show and all will be revealed.
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Get out in the open air and help develop community golf

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 – (”

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Increased grant available for inclusion of WW1 in borough festival

The call has gone out to all of the borough’s organisations and residents who are looking to take part in Sutton’s Imagine Festival which is the largest festival of the arts in the borough that grants of up to £800 are now available to help them fulfill their ambitions.

But for one group / individual the grant can rise to £1,500 if it wishes to combine the theme of the Festival HG Wells with the borough’s ongoing commemorations of the centenary of World War One. H G Wells lived and wrote during both wars which often filtered into his most accomplished works.

7089397He once wrote human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” (from The Outline of History, 1920) and many of his works inspired science and the wider arts in themes of space, politics and travel.  The match funding is coming from the WW1 steering group to bring more awareness to it. Please click here for more details

But hurry there is less than a month to take advantage of this and all of the other grant applications.This festival is supported by using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Sutton Council

Sutton’s largest festival of the arts will offer a number of events based around the works of writer HG Wells, who lived in the borough during his most successful years.

The aim of this year’s festival is to use the arts to celebrate the great works of H.G. Wells in Sutton’s libraries and heritage site. These projects and events should encourage communities to participate in artistic and cultural activities that grow skills and create lasting memories, whilst offering quality arts experiences that are ambitious and innovative.

“So far…we have plans for a time travel disco, late night at the library, Invisible Man shadow puppetry performances, War of the Worlds radio broadcast, music workshops, sci fi drama, creative reactions event with scientist and artists coming together, time travel sound installations, site specific sculptural workshops and exhibition, as well as street art celebrating the work of HG Wells,” said a spokesperson.

“Hopefully this has inspired some ideas, and maybe you can offer something outside of these projects? We invite work that stands out and utilise our libraries and heritage buildings, but are open to applications celebrating other locations. However, these events should lead people back to Sutton’s libraries in some form.”


Please make your budget to the amount of £800 and we will contact the successful applicant about the additional funding, if the independent panel agree that the project could benefit from additional funding