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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.

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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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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 available later this year.


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