Events diary 2022 Challenge | Fun | Entertainment


Walkers from across Surrey and beyond, take part in our annual fundraising walk.

Celebrate our 40th anniversary by taking part in one of our events and help us to continue to make life better for local people here in our Surrey communities.


Family Concert

When: Saturday 28 May 5.00-7.00pm

Where: Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford

Musician Eralys Fernandez is hosting a family friendly concert in aid of the Surrey Care Trust on Saturday 28 May at the Holy Trinity Church in Guildford.

Children can see the instruments up close and have a try, while the whole family can enjoy musicians perform a variety of pieces including Saint-Saëns’s much-loved suite The Carnival of the Animals. This musical menagerie is packed with braying donkeys, bouncing kangaroos, a serene swan and an aquarium of glittering fish and features a new musical piece specially composed for this concert.

Tickets are available from

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The Surrey 5 Peaks Hikeathon 

When: 18 June 2022

Where: Two routes of 26 miles (circular) or 15 miles (linear).


Join us on our very special 40th Anniversary Surrey 5 Peaks, walking the very first hikeathon route from 20 years ago!

Unlike similar charity walks in the Surrey Hills which are organised by private event companies, all the money raised will be used to support charity work here in Surrey thanks to the generosity of our volunteers.

If you are up for it, you will be so proud of how your two fabulous feet have helped people across Surrey to have brighter futures.

Target sponsorship per person: £150 plus £60 registration. Please raise as much as you can to support our vital work.


Email or call Hannah Gilmour on 07748 963617 for more information or click here to find out more.

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The Big River Race

When: Saturday 2 July 2022

Where: Millmead Island, Guildford

Local charities the Surrey Care Trust and the Guildford Lions have joined forces to present Guildford’s first Big River Race.

The event brings together the Guildford Lion’s annual Raft Race and the Surrey Care Trust’s Big Duck Race under one banner. It will also offer a new mini duck race event for families too.

The event includes:

The Big Raft Race – build your raft, festoon with decorations and race it to the Riverside Centre in Stoughton for a BBQ celebration. Classes include home-made rafts; paddle-boards and kayaks and canoes. Open to businesses, groups and individuals
The Big Yellow Duck Race – sponsor a 2ft high duck, dress it for success and go quackers as it competes for the trophy! Open to businesses
The Big Little Duck Race – buy a duck or win one by taking part in the a Guildford town centre treasure hunt (more details to follow!) and watch it battle it’s way to the finish line. A prize for first place!

On the day there will also be trips along the River Wey on Surrey Care Trust’s Swingbridge1 community boat, for a donation.

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Farnham Charity Bike Ride 2022

Sunday 3 July

Where: Farnham

Registration fee: £20 Minimum sponsorship: £100

Four circular routes starting in Farnham and ranging from 16 miles to 75 miles around the beautiful Surrey countryside.

Fun Riders
If you love riding through the countryside, passing winding streams of crystal clear water, through cosy villages and stunning woodland, then we’ve got two looped routes for you to enjoy.

Sweet Sixteen – 16 miles
This is a lovely route through the local hills and valleys. It’s perfect for families with younger kids who might find the longer routes too daunting. But it’s not all plain sailing because there’s 1,200 feet of climbing to take on. Luckily we’ve got a refreshment point to keep you and your bikes well oiled.

Start time: 09:30

16mile Farnham

The Classic – 25 miles
This is our original route and still our favourite. It features 1,800 feet of climbing up challenging but doable hills, two refreshment points, and loads of fabulous sites to enjoy; up and over the Surrey and Hampshire hills.

Start time: 09:00

25mile Farnham

Email or call Hannah Gilmour on 07748 963617

Longer Routes
If you’re looking for two challenging rides to get those legs tuned up for that big race later in the summer, then we’ve got two circular routes through the stunning hills around Surrey and Hampshire. They’re designed to test everyone from keen amateurs to club riders and beyond.

The Big Fifty – 50 miles
The 50-mile route includes 3,400 feet of climbing, three refreshment points, and follows the 75-mile route until Colemore, near Selborne. It then makes its way towards Hawkley, where the routes join up again.

Start time: 08:30

50mile Farnham

Butser or Bust – 75 miles
This route has 5,400 feet of climbing, five refreshment points, and is a real test! After leaving the 50-mile route, it heads south to East Meon, then up Butser Hill, before turning north at Chalton. It goes through the villages of Buriton, Langrish and Steep, before re-joining the 50-mile route near Hawkley. You’ll sleep well after finishing this route in a good time.

Start time: 08:00

75mile Farnham

The TCS London Marathon 2022

Sunday 2 October

Where: London

Minimum sponsorship: £2,000 for a Golden Bond Place plus a £200 registration fee

Join the Surrey Care Trust for the iconic London Marathon.

All of our Golden Bond places have been allocated but if you secured a place in the ballot, why not join our team and raise funds to support our vital work across Surrey?

Running for a smaller charity, means that you really know where your money goes and how it makes such a difference in helping change the futures of local people who need support and a second chance in life.

Alternatively you can apply for a place directly with the London Marathon through the public ballot. B

Come and join us! Email or call 07748 963617

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40th Anniversary Gala Party

Hold the date! Sat 29 October

The Hilton Hotel, Woking

Details coming soon!


Swingbridge Santa Cruises

Dates: Sat 3/Sun 4 December, Sat 10/Sun 11 December, Sat 17/Sun 18 December, Mon 19/Tues 20/Weds 21/Thurs 22 December at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Where: Millmead Island Guildford

Join us on our Swingbridge1 broadbeam boat for a gentle festive family cruise along the River Wey. Meet Santa and see
Guildford from the river.  The boat will depart from Millmead Island for a 45 minute cruise upstream. Enjoy mince pies and a glass of mulled wine on the way as well as arts and craft activities and a gift for the children.

All profits raised will support our work of enabling local people to overcome the disadvantage of low skills, poor educational achievement, limited opportunities and tough financial circumstances.

Tickets will be released later this year.

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