Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Pomp and Circumstance... and charity...

... made their annual appearance at the council tonight, with the election of the new mayor and deputy mayor of Waverley. Len Bate will make an excellent mayor, with his wife Meryl as Mayoress.

In the midst of the ceremony and general back-slapping, I want to pick out the two charities that Len has picked out for his particular support this year. They are both wonderful organisations - please consider supporting them either via events organise by the mayor this year, or via their own fundraising activities. Like all charities, they depend massively on the support of volunteers and donors.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice offers Specialist Palliative Care to those facing the end of their life and to those who love and care for them, serving a population of 600,000 across West Surrey and North East Hampshire. Every day they support over 100 patients and carers in their own homes, in the community and at the Hospice.

Crossways provides a professional counselling service in Haslemere and the surrounding area for people who otherwise would not be able to afford private counselling sessions. We have a team of 8 counsellors who have either a diploma or MSc in counselling and abide by the Code of Ethics of each of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Association of Christian Counsellors. They are all Christians and work under regular supervision.

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