Fundraising

The Black Cherry Fair are donating £3,400 to help local organisations who regularly fundraise at the fair. The money will go to the following organisations:

1st Chertsey Scouts

Chertsey Flower Club

Chertsey Good Neighbours

Chertsey Society

Chertsey Town Juniors

Friends of Chertsey Museum

Friends of Stepgates School

Orchard Dementia Care

Pyrcroft Grange PTFA

Revelaires

Runnymede RNLI

Runnymede U3A

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Thorpe Players

White Lodge

Woking and Sam Beare Hospice

Woking Cats Protection

We would like to thank everyone who has donated. Special thanks to Geoff Chapman and, Steve Valiant and friends, for their great efforts!

1st Chertsey Scouts

1st Chertsey Scout Group, founded in 1909, provides an exciting programme of adventure, personal development, and fun for over 150 local children aged 6-18. Our devoted team of volunteer leaders deliver activities for youth development in the local area; we regularly hear from those who have found Scouting a transformative experience. We have built the new HQ but we now need funds to broaden the adventure.

Chertsey Good Neighbours

A community based group of volunteers offering transport and support to people living in the local area. Here to help anyone living in the KT16 postcode area.

Friends of Chertsey Museum

The Friends of Chertsey Museum are a registered charity and were founded in 1994. Over the past few years, The Friends have supported many activities and new ventures at the Museum such as the Runnymede Room, Oral History  and Reminiscence projects, the archaeological trench on the Abbeyfield, the smart phone App, education work and the Museum garden.  We have raised funds  for additions to the Museum’s collections, notably for the Chertsey Abbey Tiles, and we have been active in organising special events at the Museum’s annual open day for the town’s summer Black Cherry Fair.

The Chertsey Society

The Chertsey Society was formed in Autumn 1960 by a group of like minded local residents who were concerned that the historic character of the town was being eroded by sequential replacement of notable local landmarks.

Our aims are to:

  • protect and enhance the character and amenities of the town and surrounding area

  • help preserve the best of Chertsey’s historic buildings

  • encourage good design and environmental awareness

  • make representations in person and in writing to give the Society’s views on proposed developments, structure plans and environmental legislation

Home-Start Runnymede & Woking

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. 

Orchard Dementia Centre

The primary purpose of the Orchard Day Centre is to provide care and stimulation for those suffering with Alzheimer's and Dementia. This is done by treating each client with respect and giving them the dignity that is often lacking in society once they have been diagnosed. The centre operates in a very relaxed, friendly and happy environment. 

Pyrcroft Grange PTFA

The PTFA is run by a committee of parents and staff who are elected at the PTFA Annual General Meeting. The committee meets once a month to plan exciting social fundraising events to provide extra benefits for the children and the school. 

We always encourage parents to get involved and everyone is welcome to come along to our meetings to find out what events we are planning, offer ideas and help in any way they can. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (e.g. running a stall at the summer fair, baking for a cake sale). And you can always support PTFA events by simply turning up.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Having fun whilst raising funds for the RNLI is the ethos of the Chertsey and District Branch.  We attend most of the large community events in the area to publicise the charity’s lifesaving work and make a sizable contribution to funds by selling RNLI merchandise.  Having organised several successful fund raising events of our own recently we continue to seek future opportunities and welcome ideas from organisations and individuals.

RSPCA Woking

We are a separately registered branch of the RSPCA and exist to help local animals in need. 

We are responsible for the fundraising, management and general affairs of running a charity and run entirely on the tireless work and dedication of our trustees and volunteers.

In addition to this we provide limited financial assistance to those on state benefits with their veterinary bills, should they find themselves unable to pay. This allows us as an organisation to help responsible pet owners provide the care for their companions. 

Runnymede U3A

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Our members come from within and around Runnymede borough which includes the bustling towns and pretty villages of Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham, Egham Hythe, Englefield Green, Lyne, New Haw, Ottershaw, Row Town, Thorpe, Woodham and Virginia Water.

We run classes and activities led and taught by our members, for our members. We are a non-profit making, charitable, self-help organisation.

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Friends of Stepgates School

Friends Of Stepgates School (FOSS) is the Parent and Teacher Association for Stepgates Community School, Chertsey. UK Registered Charity Number 1146969We aim to bring together parents, staff and others to raise money and to support the school. It provides an opportunity for everyone to work together towards a common goal. All parents and staff can get involved even if they only have a small amount of time available.

So what do we do?

  • Raise funds to help the school provide 'extras' for the pupils.

  • Run social events for parents and children. 

  • Provide support for school trips and outings and other special events.

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Surrey Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. With the invaluable support of volunteers and members we manage over 7000ha of land for wildlife and people in Surrey. We also work with other organisations and landowners to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people to care for wildlife where they live.

The Woodland Trust

We are the Woodland Trust. We want to see a UK rich in woods and trees. In order to achieve this:

White Lodge

White Lodge provides services that enable those with a range of disabilities, their families and carers to lead fulfilling lives.
We currently support over 2,500 individuals across Surrey and beyond through a diverse range of services for all ages and abilities.
It costs over £2.5 million a year and the costs are not fully met by statutory funding, so we rely on voluntary donations to maintain vital services and currently fundraise for over £560,000 per year. There are many ways to get involved in our work, including volunteering and fundraising or through community groups, schools and local businesses that can partner with us through a range of schemes and opportunities.

Find out more on our website.

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice

Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care is a patient-led charity that delivers specialist palliative care to people who have advanced life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their carers and families.
Each year we care for around 2,000 patients, their carers and families. Over 70% of our care is delivered across Surrey in the community and we now have a fabulous new hospice in Woking.

Woking Cats Protection

Cats are our business at Woking Cats Protection Branch. Every year we help more than 500 cats in a variety of ways. We do all the obvious things including: Re-homing strays, unwanted pets and cats that cannot stay with their owners often for heartbreaking reasons Fostering these cats and kittens until a suitable home is found Advising people about various cat related matters Taking cats to the vet for treatment or check ups Fundraising to support our activities Advertise cats who are lost or found help to reunite lost cats with their owners