The Cinema Committee were pleased to be able to support a number of local charitable causes, including the ATV donation £500 towards the cost of a defibrillator which is a much needed piece of life saving equipment used by the Community ATV First Aiders Philp Morris and Matt Atkinson.
from Left to Right, Mike Keeble, John Wells and Caroline Evans (Shere Village Cinema) and Philip Morris Community ATV First Aid (Photo – Jonathan Cross)
Philip and Matt have attended over 100 incidents since inception, including 2 cardiac arrests and multiple injuries/accidents in the depths of the Surrey Hills, where access by ambulance or air ambulance is not possible. Their ability to access these areas, which would otherwise only be accessible by foot means that the patient is reached, and the relevant treatment delivered, quicker. Keep up the good work as we are all grateful for what you both do.
We also donated £500 to ‘re-settle at Guildford’ whose primary purpose is to resettle a family seeking refuge into Guildford. A further £500 was agreed to be donated to the ‘No.5 project’ who operate a night shelter in Guildford.
Most recently, The Shere Village Cinema Committee were delighted to make a donation to the Leeke family in Cranleigh this week to help them with their disabled son George, who is 11 yrs old.
George’s mother, Francesca, said “We are so very touched by this, thank you so much. It will definitely be put to good use!”.
They plan to use the money to pay for days with a carer for George, giving his parents and grand-parents a much needed break.
The Committee welcome any suggestions of local charitable causes that could benefit from funds raised through our Village Cinema. Please get in touch!