Vital Community Asset in Dorking


Head of Dorking Children’s Centre, Donna Harwood-Duffey (left), has a simple and highly effective approach – ‘Get the power of education to work early and you will entirely change outcomes for young children!’ Donna and Helen (right) work together tirelessly to ensure that this wonderful facility delivers an ideal means of tackling the isolation often felt by all new Mums, by providing the additional comfort of having dedicated and highly trained staff on site to help, and just talk, if that’s what is required. Indeed, Health Workers are based at this Goodwyn’s Road site all day every Thursday, and are keen to provide support to everyone in the local community. Donna works closely with Mark Richards, the amazing Head of St John’s School next door – but more of that in my next blog. Lady Louise O’Connor, DL(centre), kindly arranged for this illuminating and uplifting visit – well done Donna, Helen and all staff and volunteers!