At Guildford College on the evening of 9th March the High Sheriff had the great pleasure of presenting twenty men and women with certificates which recognised their great service to their community. In his year of office he has met many people deserving of praise and recognition for the wonderful work they do that helps others or enriches their community. Those he had met and who had particularly struck him as deserving, were able to enjoy meeting each other and hearing what their fellow recipients were doing, as the High Sheriff summarised their work when handing each of them their Certificate.
The CEO of Activate Learning, Gary Headland DL MA MBA CDir FLoD kindly hosted the event and the High Sheriff, and Mary Booth, the Mayoress of Guildford, and all the guests were warmly welcomed by him and his team. Superb canapés were made and served by College students, and the atmosphere was delightful in a room lit by electric candles.
The recipients were:
Ken Bare and Chris Howard, Vice-President and President of the Surrey Hills Society
Melanie Berry and Peter Hills, volunteers with the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
Claire Biggins of the East West charity in Egham
Misty Bower CEO of The Matrix Trust, Guildford
Janette Breese Manager of the Stanwell Family Centre
Pat Crossan Fundraiser and organiser of Charity Golf Days for The Prostate Project
Alf Turner Chairman of Trustees of The Prostate Project
Anna-Marie Goodacre CEO of Stanwell Events
Ian and Linda Millin, volunteers at Stanwell Events
Jakki Grainger Pond-Grainger Dance Company, Addlestone
Julia Hopkins Knaphill Community Fridge
Mags Mercer Manager The Hope Hub, Camberley
Serena Powis Epsom BC, trustee of Surrey Clubs for Young Persons, work with Veteran groups.
Leanne Spiller CEO Woking Women’s Support Centre
Claire Richards Manager of The Westway Community and Well-being Centre, Caterham-on-the-Hill
David Taylor Cobham local historian, founder member of Painshill Park Restoration Project and Trust
Mark Taylor firefighter, organiser of SFRS Youth Engagement Services and “Safe Drive, Stay Alive”
Pat Cannon was presented with a Certificate in February as he couldn’t attend this evening. For many years he has served people in the Borough of Tandridge as a councillor, has raised funds for the Royal Naval Association, and run the Dial-a-Ride Scheme in Caterham-on-the-Hill.
Presented with Certificates in the Spring of 2022 were:
Brendan Reynolds, for his fundraising for several charities over very many years by his organisation of charity golf days, including for the High Sheriff Youth Awards in 2022.
Steve Lloyd, former golf professional, for his excellent service for over 30 years to golfers of all ages in Surrey.