The Presentation Of High Sheriff Award Certificates

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. 

Alf Turner
Gary Headland MA MBA DL