Photo courtesy SASH shows L-R Sue Munn, East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre assistant manager, Richard Longrigg, Macmillan partnership quality lead and Lesley Aldridge, centre manager
The Macmillan Cancer Support Centre based at East Surrey Hospital has celebrated its third anniversary.
The centre was developed through a partnership between Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust who run East Surrey Hospital, and charity Macmillan Cancer Support. It was designed by experts and people affected by cancer to offer holistic care in a friendly, informal environment. More than 5,000 patients, their family and friends have visited the centre during the last three years.
To celebrate the anniversary, the centre held a tea party for guests including service users, donors, staff and volunteers.
Photo courtesy SASH shows the Macmillan celebration cake
Chrissy Muir attended a red carpet private event on Thursday, 31st January hosted at ‘The Star Inn’ in Guildford where The Stranglers unveiled a plaque on the wall of the pub commemorating the first official gig of the band here in 1974. The pub was presented with a PRS Music Heritage award for this, whilst facing the threat of closure
JJ and Baz from the band played an acoustic set for family and friends, see here a clip of the Iconic song ‘Strange Little Girl’ and photos taken at the ‘Star Inn’ on the day.
You can sign a petition to save ‘The Star Inn’ HERE
Footage of a private event at ‘The Star Inn Backroom’ Guildford. Jean-Jaques Burnel and Baz Warne perform a very special acoustic set for friends and family , this clip is of the Iconic ‘Strange Little Girl’ played at their first official gig here in 1974.
HEAR EXCLUSIVE PLAY OF “JOHNNY MOPED’S” AS YET UNRELEASED NEW SINGLE, AND A TRACK FROM “THE WEIRD THINGS” SOON TO BE RELEASED NEW ALBUM
It’s always a pleasure to have Marty at Susy for a chat, not only does he bring great tracks with him hot of the press, he also updates on the latest live scene locally – notably on the fairly punk/alt rock side of things.
This time he tells me all about his tour playing Drums for ‘Johnny Moped’ as they supported the ever incredible ‘Damned’, I was lucky enough to catch both bands at the Dome. Brighton just before Christmas, amazing!
This tour was indeed a nod to the past as turn back the clock to January 1978, ‘The Damned’ and ‘Johnny Moped’ were at the Greyhound, Croydon, and Dave Berk drummed for both bands, much like our Marty from good old Caterham, Surrey.
‘Johnny Moped’ return to their roots in Croydon, George Street, February 23rd with Local Band, ‘Emnibis’, one of the supporting bands along with fledgling artists ‘The Mistakes’ and ‘Stew Bush’.
‘The Weird Things’ are gaining an enviable reputation, and are playing the coveted ‘Rebellion’ this year as well as a string of top venues, they warm up 1st and 2nd Feb in Croydon at the ‘Front Room’. 2nd March you can catch them at the ‘Star’ in Guildford with ‘Vice Squad’. ‘Johnny Moped’ and ‘The Weird Things’ both record in Reigate at Panther Studios run by Dick Crippen, who has been uber busy as he plays guitar in ‘The Weird Things’ and has just added baby Charlie to his family!
If you know any budding young writers check out David Jay’s Afternoon Stroll chat with Kay Hymas about the launch of Reigate & Banstead Writes.
The story writing competition is open to all Year 5-9 students who go to school in the Borough of Reigate and Banstead. Kay, the competition organiser, explained that the stories have to be set in the local area and no longer the 1000 words.
There are prizes and entry forms are available from school libraries (which should be the initial contact), from local libraries, from Waterstones or online at the Warwick School website. [ link: warwick.surrey.sch.uk/extra-curricular/rb-writes ].
The fourth BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey 2019 Give A Gift sale has raised more money than ever before. The event, which took place on Saturday morning at St Pauls Arts Centre in Worthing, raised £2,379 for BBC Children In Need. Presenters Danny Pike and Mark Carter broadcast their shows live from the sale room.
Since Christmas, listeners have been donating their new, unwanted Christmas gifts at various drop-off points around the area, including community stations Uckfield FM and Susy Radio, who also lent their support. All the items were then sold at the special sale. For the first time this year, several large companies in the area also set up collection points, including Legal and General in Hove and Virgin Atlantic in Crawley.
Mark Carter, Assistant Managing Editor said: ‘This is a fantastic result for a two hour sale on a cold January morning. It’s also a real credit to the loyal BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey listeners who donated items or came along to the sale.’
BBC’s Mark Carter talked with SUSY’s Neil Munday on the morning of the sale:
Pictured above: Presenters Danny Pike and Mark Carter with Worthing West MP, Sir Peter Bottomley