This page has features
that have previously been broadcast on Surrey Sound.
Pub First Anniversary
weekend of the 6/7 October, the Garibaldi pub in Redhill
celebrated their first anniversary. Surrey Sound was there to find
out more. (Published
20 October 2018)
Loss Awareness Week
Last week was
Baby Loss Awareness Week. Roxanne Cooper told Tess Lewsey how she
and her fiancé were devastated when they lost Oliver on March 16
Roxanne says she
was helped by Surrey Sands, a charity which provides support for
anyone affected by the death of a baby. Surrey Sands relies on
funds donated by the public and Roxanne told Tess how they are
helping raise money for them. (Published
20 October 2018)
Have you tried
vegan food? Is it all lettuce leaves and lentals? Tess Lewsey
spoke to Rachel Lowe about Veganuary, an initiative to encourage
people to try tasty vegan food for the month of January. You may
The Festive Feast
is a special event for those who will be spending Christmas alone.
Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead, will be holding the lunch
on Christmas Day.
If you know of
anyone who will be alone over Christmas, please contact the
organiser, Lisa Irwin on 01737 762115 or send
her an email.
Tess Lewsey spoke
to Lisa, and Joe about the event.
Athletix Kidz is
the UK’s first Athletics specific play programme for children
between the ages of 2 ˝ yrs – 7yrs old. Their programme has
been designed to develop your child’s physical, psychological
and social attributes whilst encouraging athletics specific skills
and offering a healthy outlook on life. Tess Lewsey spoke to one
of the organisers, Jason Hoad.
One Night in
November is a wartime love story involving a code-breaker at
Bletchley Park and the bombing of Coventry in 1940. This play is
being staged at the Electric Theatre in Guildford from 15th to
Tess Lewsey caught up with the cast from Guildburys Theatre
Company to find out more.
Tale of Two Pubs - part 4
After months of
uncertainty, the Friends of the Garibaldi officially opened the
Redhill pub with a day of celebrations on the 7 October. Tess
Arts has been in Horley for over 5 years. They have classes for 3-4 year olds right through to Adult classes.
Tess Lewsey went to find out more.
The 2017 summer
performance from the St Mark's Players was Summer Sextet - six
short plays. This feature looks back at this production and
includes interviews with cast members.
The Tess Lewsey Challenge
On Friday 8
September Tess Lewsey completed a sponsored rock climb and abseil.
She was raising money for the Mark Henry Archer Tribute Fund - a
cause that supports Bloodwise - a charity that raises awareness
and funds to beat Blood Cancer.
following the fortunes of two pub threatenedwith closure - The Limes in Merstham and the Garibaldi in
At present the
Limes continues to stay open although further appeals by the pub's
owners are being considered.
Better news at
the Garibaldi in Redhill. Back in April, the shutters came down
and it looked as though Redhill had lost another pub.
locals formed themselves into a group - the Friends of the
Garibaldi and after much hard work, took over the lease of the
The pub is now open for business and
Tess Lewsey went along to their opening night last Thursday
speaks to the local actor and puppeteer Joseph Booton.
posted 21 July
Last week Welcare
opened a new garden for their under 5's. Tess Lewsey went along to
find out more.
posted 18 July
at Home scheme in Redhill this year celebrates it's 20th
anniversary. Tess Lewsey spoke to Tanya Stafford about their
planned celebrations as well as their expansion with setting up a
new centre in Banstead.
If you want to
find out more information, you can email Tanya
or Tracey Baxter
(Banstead Centre) or call 01737 780610.
posted 18 July
Lucy Rayner was a
beautiful, sensitive soul, a helper, a hard worker, a diva, a
perfectionist, a wild child, a risk taker, a party animal, the
list goes on. Lucy took her own life on the 5th May 2012, aged
just 22 years.
No one saw it
coming. We all knew that she had mood swings but she was not
diagnosed as having depression or any form of mental illness.
Rayner Foundation was set up in Lucy's memory and to raise
awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression in young adults
through education and campaigning.
posted 18 July
Jayne Archer lost her
husband Mark to a rare form of blood cancer. He was only 49 years
old and had become ill for just 40 days.
The Mark Henry Archer Tribute Fund was set up in his memory and to
raise awareness and funds to help beat blood cancer.
Tess Lewsey spoke to Jayne Archer about her husband, writing her book, her fundraising challenge taking place in June and a piece of music especially written for her.
posted 16 May
Tale of Two Pubs - Part 2
feature looks at the Limes pub in Merstham which is under threat
of shutting its doors this month.
posted 12 May
of London School Project
Year 2 pupils at a primary
school in Redhill have been studying the Fire of London. This
involved building junk models and setting fire to them Sounds
dangerous? Listen to Tess Lewsey's report to find out what happened.
Tale of Two Pubs
Many pubs are
closing down across the country and two pubs in the Redhill area
are in danger of joining them. This feature Tess Lewsey looks at the efforts
by local drinkers to save the Limes in Merstham and the Garibaldi
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