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The Mayor's charities

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Gordon has selected two charities to support - the Surrey Cancer Research Institute and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, within the Community Foundation for Surrey. These two charities reflect Gordon's desire to promote innovation and balanced growth alongside the protection of our natural environment.

Surrey Cancer Research Institute

Surrey Cancer Research Institute is a virtual institute, aimed at promoting cancer research collaboration between researchers in Surrey and the South East. Jointly established by the University of Surrey and the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Surrey Cancer Research Institute provides a framework to enable cancer research with the overall aim of improving patient outcomes. It seeks to facilitate and collate the activities of over 400 researchers, many of whom are developing innovative approaches to cancer treatment and saving lives.

Surrey Hills Trust Fund

Established in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey, the  Surrey Hills Trust Fund aims to safeguard the future of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The fund will help to conserve and maintain the fragile environment of the Surrey Hills through a programme of projects and activities.

The Mayor of Guildford's Local Distress Fund

Gordon will also continue to support the Mayor of Guildford's Local Distress Fund. The economic climate continues to challenge a large number of people, and some struggle on a daily basis to make ends meet. The fund provides vital support by granting small sums of money to help those in genuine need.

Guildford is unusual in that its mayors have their own long-established charity, the Mayor of Guildford's Local Distress Fund. This charity makes grants to individuals and families throughout the borough who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Most grants are now in response to cases referred by an official agency such as;

  • Citizen's Advice Bureau

  • Community Health

  • Social Services

Please visit Guidance for applications - Mayor of Guildford's Local Distress Fund.

For more information about the fund, or if you would like to make a donation, or apply for a grant, please contact:

Annette Stone
Guildford Borough Council
Millmead House

Email: annette.stone@guildford.gov.uk
Tel: 01483 444108

Any personal information provided by you in relation to either a donation or an application will be held for a maximum of 6 years.

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