Chilworth Care Committee
This Committee, run entirely by volunteers, was set up in 1979, by all the local village organisations, in order to facilitate villagers access to the surgeries in Shere and Wonersh, and also the Royal Surrey County Hospital, without having to rely on public transport, which made it difficult to arrive on time for appointments, and meant changing buses or having to call a taxi.
Since then the services we offer have grown. We now have an outing at Christmas to one of the large Garden Centres, for the elderly or disabled, so that they can buy presents and have tea in a leisurely manner. Our drivers will take you to the dentist, opticians, Cranleigh Medical Centre and Community Hospital, Milford Hospital etc., and also pick you up so that you can attend our weekly, and very popular, coffee morning, held in the Church Room at St. Thomas’ Church in the centre of the village every Thursday morning from 9.30. An opportunity to make new friends, have a chat with old friends, and get to know what is going on in Chilworth.
An afternoon tea is also held at St. Martha’s Court, in Hornhatch, on the first Monday of each month, providing that day is not a public holiday, in which case it will be held on the following Monday. Lifts to and from this event are also provided. Just give us a ring.
If you should need our services, our telephone number is 01483 538886. Volunteers answer the telephone on weekday mornings between 9.00 and 10.30. At other times you can leave a message on our answerphone. We always welcome new volunteers, either to make coffee, drive cars or to answer the telephone.
A date for your diary is our AGM, to be held on Sat. November 4, 2017 at St, Thomas’ Church Room, starting at 10.00 a.m.