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Do you want to run for GRACE?

18 April 2013

GRACE is looking for runners to take part in this year's GREAT South Run. Taking place in Portsmouth on the 27 October, the annual 10 mile event is one of the most popular running events in the countr...

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GRACE joins forces with Lions to raise funds for vital cancer equipment

16 April 2013

A state of the art ultrasound scanner that helps locate and treat cervical cancer at St Luke's Cancer Centre, part of Royal Surrey County Hospital, in Guildford has been purchased thanks to the j...

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Source to Sea Thames Challenge in aid of GRACE

05 March 2013

Weybridge based supporter Di Balding has completed a 184 mile walk along the Thames Path, raising almost £2,000 in honour of GRACE. Starting off from its source in the Cotswolds, Di complete...

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Cervical Cancer in the Spotlight

27 February 2013

Our small team at GRACE made great strides this January to help spread the word about cervical cancer during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. We launched a full Cervical Awareness campaign launched f...

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Banstead Downs Golf Club to support GRACE

25 February 2013

May's Charity Golf Day isn't our only golf-related story at the moment. Sarah Mewett has kindly chosen to support GRACE during her tenure as a Lady Captain at Banstead Downs Golf Club, from ...

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Coffee morning for GRACE

25 February 2013

On the third Monday of every month, St Mary's Coffee Shop, at the Church Rooms, Send Road, Send, runs a coffee morning in support of a different charity. We're enormously grateful to St Mary...

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Fundraising challenge to quit smoking

22 January 2013

Roger Stack, tireless fundraiser for GRACE, has accepted a challenge set by showjumper William Funnell to give up smoking for a year. Roger hopes to raise £15,000 in sponsorship and is also pl...

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Berlin Marathon runner raises 4,000

05 February 2013

Our thanks and congratulations go to Andrew Bailey, who completed the BMW Berlin Marathon in September 2012 and raised over £4,000 for GRACE. Andrew decided to run for GRACE after his mother wa...

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GRACE Race Day

04 February 2013

GRACE's Race Evening is our big 2013 fundraising event, and we're interested in hearing from both potential sponsors and guests. It takes place in the Solario Suite at Sandown Park, Esher, on 6 June...

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Meet the runners!

30 January 2013

GRACE is fortunate to have support from a number of runners in this year's Virgin London Marathon. Here's a little information about two of the dedicated individuals who are giving up their ...

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Golf day for GRACE!

25 January 2013

We're delighted to announce that the The Royal Ascot Racing Club Charity Golf Day, which takes place on 13 May, will be raising money for GRACE this year. As well as an excellent day of golf, ...

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20 to 26 January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

20 January 2013

Keep in the know: Get your daughters vaccinated for free on the NHS from the age of 13. Make sure you attend for cervical screening tests when invited – this should be every three years and...

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Cake sale success in Southampton

27 December 2012

We're enormously grateful to Rachel Perry and other members of the University of Southampton's Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society, who gave up their free time and braved the cold on 11 Decemb...

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The Local Vocals in concert

17 December 2012

A huge thank you to the talented Local Vocals, who did a wonderful job raising over £1,000 for GRACE through their concert at Barns Green village hall on Friday 30 November. Choir mistress Jen...

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GRACE chair opens new Cranleigh store

28 November 2012

At GRACE we're always happy to give credit to local businesses that support us, and one such is Rebecca-Jane, which opened its first store at Smithbrook Kilns in Cranleigh, Surrey. GRACE's ch...

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Autumn Fair success for GRACE

08 November 2012

Silent Witness actress Amanda Burton and the Mayor of Waverley turned out with hundreds of shoppers to this year’s annual Autumn Fair at Gate Street Barn in Bramley near Guildford. The annua...

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Cockney Night Featuring Gordon Bennett

25 October 2012

We're delighted to announce that Caterham, Oxted and Godstone Lions Club are running a fundraising event in aid of GRACE on 10 November. It's 'a night of Great Music, Sing-a-...

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Jungfrau Marathon runner raises 3,000

16 October 2012

Our congratulations and heartfelt thanks go to Henry Banks, who ran the Jungfrau Marathon on 8 September 2012 and, in doing so, raised £3,000 for GRACE. As well as raising much-needed funds,...

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Virgin London Marathon - run for GRACE!

10 October 2012

GRACE has four places available for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon. We will be asking runners to raise a minimum of £2,000. If you want to run for GRACE, please email sara@grace-charity.org....

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Woking Lions fundraise for GRACE

01 October 2012

Woking Lions Club is hosting a music and dance event on Friday, 5th October in aid of the GRACE brachytherapy scanner fundraising appeal. Hosted at the Bishop David Brown School in Woking, the event...

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The Great British Pie

13 September 2012

PART OF SURREY FOOD & FARM WEEK - IN AID OF GRACE From 2pm on Saturday 22nd September 2012 1. Are you the best pie maker this end of Surrey? Category 1-meat pies Category 2-fruit pies 2. Man Vs...

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Godalming Lions host fundraising concert for GRACE

12 July 2012

The Godalming Lions are hosting a special concert in aid of GRACE on Saturday, 21 July at Priors Field School in Godalming. Headlined by the Mackeys Lounge Singers, featuring Johnny Solees and Ruby...

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GRACE May Ball

02 July 2012

The GRACE May Ball was held on Saturday 12 May by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Peter Hutley OBE,  in the magnificent grounds of Wintershall in Bramley.  We entertained over 230 guests in o...

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Thank you for supporting GRACE

17 June 2012

GRACE is grateful to all the supporters who take time to help raise vital funds and awareness and help us continue our support for women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers is Surrey, West Sussex a...

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Ladies golf day to be held at Foxhills on 27th September

17 June 2012

GRACE has joined forces with local charity, BRIGHT, to host a ladies' golf day at the Foxhills Golf Course near Chertsey.  Tickets cost just £35 and include a round of golf on the nine...

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The Mayor of Waverley chooses GRACE as official charity

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Cllr Tony Gordon-Smith has been elected as the new Mayor of Waverley at the annual council meeting held on Tuesday 8 May. He has chosen GRACE as one of his official charity partners for the year. GRA...

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Date set for GRACE Autumn Fair - 7th November 2012

16 June 2012

Shoppers from across Surrey are invited to the exclusive Autumn Fair shopping event at Gate Street Barn in Bramley on Wednesday, 7 November, to raise desperately needed funds for GRACE. This year&rs...

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Dame Judi Dench draws GRACE raffle

12 July 2012

Award winning actress Dame Judi Dench has been helping GRACE pick out raffle winners as part of our recent Grand Ball prize draw. Dame Judi, who became a patron for the charity last year, pulled 26...

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Congratulations to GRACE's London Marathon runners

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GRACE would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who took part in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon on behalf of GRACE. Our four runners - Amy, Richard, Farid and Helen - having been wo...

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Last few tickets remaining for GRACE's May Ball - book now!

19 April 2012

GRACE is hosting a May Ball to help raise funds and awareness for local women living with gynaecological cancers across Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.   Taking place during the evening on ...

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Art for GRACE

28 March 2012

  A series of 30 pictures are to be displayed in the Peter Thompson gallery at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford on Friday, 28th March.       Situated along the hospital c...

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The Guildford Symphony Orchestra presents a Bohemian Rhapsody for GRACE

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The Guildford Symphony Orchestra is hosting a Bohemian Rhapsody in aid of GRACE at the Charterhouse School on Sunday, 25 March. Commencing at 7.30 pm, the evening promises to be a wonder of music and...

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Help GRACE and take part in a skydive for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

23 January 2012

If you would like to help GRACE raise funds for its ovarian cancer research project, you can take the plunge and join a team of dare devils on Sunday, 4 March to mark Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. ...

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Yew hedge clippings in support of GRACE and the fight against ovarian cancer

27 July 2011

Limehurst Limited, the UK's specialist harvester of yew hedge clippings, has announced that it will be making a donation to GRACE of 20p for every kilo of yew hedge clippings they receive from th...

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GRACE Autumn Fair gets celebrity support

23 November 2011

Autumn Fair supports local female cancer charity Silent Witness actress Amanda Burton turned out with hundreds of shoppers to this year’s annual Autumn Fair in Bramley, helping to raise over &p...

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Waitrose's Community Matters programme supports GRACE

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GRACE has recently received a £600 donation from the Waitrose store in Caterham after being nominated by local supporters. Each month, every Waitrose store across the country supports three lo...

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A text for GRACE

06 June 2011

GRACE has signed up to JustTextGiving, which allows people to make donations by text: it's simple and best of all commission free so GRACE will recieve 100% of the donation made. Here's how i...

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Fundraising made easy for GRACE with www.easyfundraising.org.uk

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GRACE supporters can also now help raise much needed funds without leaving the house by doing their online shopping via www.easyfundraising.org.uk. Anyone who shops online can make purchases from th...

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In loving memory of Bridget and Pat

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It is with much sorrow that we announce the death of Bridget Stack and Pat Goodwin from ovarian cancer. Bridget and Pat were both remarkable and very special women, who will be very sadly missed by a...

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In memory of Charles Gotto

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Charles Gotto died in a tragic accident on 9 May 2010. The Family have asked that an 'In Memoriam' page be created for Charles so those who knew and love him may make an on-line donation...

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9th Annual Autumn Fair at Gate Street Barn a huge success

14 December 2010

A very successful Autumn Fair was held on Wednesday 10th November, raising over £21,000. This represents much needed funding for GRACE’s work improving the diagnosis and treatment of wome...

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Annie Jennings & The Barns Green Marathon

31 October 2010

A big thank you to Annie Jennings who is an amazing ambassador and fundraiser for GRACE. She is heavily involved in the organisation of well known, A-rated, Barns Green Half Marathon which takes plac...

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Emily Wells sponsored cycle relay

31 October 2010

With friends Emily, Ellie H, Ellie C, Louise, Kathryn, Joanna, Hannah, Sophie F, Sophie H, Charlotte, Abi, Sara and Sasha, Emily and her friends have now raised over £2,900. Wow. Please go to ...

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Carol Poulton & the SE Caravan Club

01 October 2010

Carol understands more than most the importance of improving and developing the diagnosis and treatment of the gynaecological cancers. She started fundraising while still recovering from surgery and ...

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Councillor Alan Jones & Mrs Yvonne Jones

17 January 2011

Alan Jones has chosen to support GRACE during his year of office as Chairman of Tandridge Council. There have been many fundraising events during the year of fundraising this will culminate in a Char...

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GRACE will go to the ball

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The Chairman of Tandridge District Council, Councillor Alan Jones, has elected to support GRACE at this year's annual Chairman's Charity Ball. The event is taking place at the Surrey Nationa...

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The 9th Annual GRACE Autumn Fair

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Don't miss the GRACE Autumn Fair - Put the date in your diary right now. Whether you are a returning visitor or coming for the first time - you are guaranteed an eclectic mix of stalls, with many...

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Rod Stewart at the Surrey Hills Hotel

Carol Poulton together with the Caravan Club are putting on a GRACE charity evening at the Surrey Hills Hotel Caple south of Dorking on 4th September 2010 from 7.00pm till midnight. The Rod Stewart tr...

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Mozart Requiem at Guildford Cathedral

We are delighted that the Epworth Choir are singing at Guildford Cathedral to support GRACE. Our thanks to choir member Ann Bond for promoting GRACE to her fellow choir members. Come along on Saturday...

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Andrew Bailey
Andrew Bailey ran the Eden Project Half Marathon with his girlfriend Hetty and raised £1725.00 (so far). His employer, National Grid, donated a further £400.

Mr and Mrs Hutley
Kindly hosted the GRACE May Ball in the grounds of their home

Lynda Moorby and Lindsey Wright
Organised the GRACE May Ball

Will Funnell
Took part in a sponsored slim and raised over £2,000

Elsena Marsden
Tackled the South Downs 100 mile challenge and raised over £1,000

A more complete list of those who have been kind enough to help us will be posted shortly.