Celebrating 80 Years of Citizens Advice

To mark 80 years of advice and celebrate the impact of volunteers, staff and trustees – past and present at Citizens Advice Elmbridge West, we have recently held a number of special events. 

 

80th Birthday Party at Citizens Advice Elmbridge West

On Friday 20th September, at our offices at the Elmbridge Hub in Walton on Thames, we hosted a birthday party event for charity partners, volunteers, staff and trustees.

Margaret Bourne

Citizens Advice Elmbridge West – Chief Executive Margaret Bourne opened the event, with the Mayor of Elmbridge – Mary Sheldon and Melanie Bussicott – Head of Community Services – Elmbridge Borough Council, both speaking at the event.

Mayor of Elmbridge
Melanie Bussicott

Guests were invited to review the history of Citizens Advice with a timeline exhibition, recording key events and impact since 1939 on display.

Attending Walton on Thames – Heritage Day

On Saturday 21st September we were delighted to attend Heritage Day in Walton on Thames, a fabulous community event organised by WOTTA.  We are keen to continuously develop our links and improve accessibility within the local community.

As a part of our celebrations we ran a stall for the day at the Bridge Street fair. It was a fantastic day and we thoroughly enjoyed being part of it. Thank you to all the volunteers and those who entered the competition to win the bear!

Congratulations to the lucky prize winner!

 

 

 

 

 

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If you are interested in volunteering with Citizens Advice Elmbridge West, please contact us on 01932 248660 to find out details about the latest opportunities or visit our jobs page here

All Set for Weybridge 10k

Weybridge 10k is a popular local road running race, taking place on closed roads on 23rd June 2019. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Weybridge 10K as one of their charity partners for this year’s race.

Connecting with the Community

Our advice service is all about supporting people in our local community and we are continuously looking at ways to improve our accessibility, so it’s  great to be part of such a key local sporting community event this summer. The charity partnership creates an opportunity to connect with new audiences in the local community, grow awareness and improve the accessibility of the advice service, gain supporters and ultimately helping more people to solve the problems they are facing in life.

Getting Advice

Citizens Advice Elmbridge West supports about 4000 clients a year serving the communities of Weybridge, Hersham and Walton on Thames and surrounding areas. Advice is given for problems relating to; benefits, debt, employment, housing, discrimination, immigration, nationality, family, personal or consumer issues.

Support our team!

We will be fielding a team of 10 runners for this years event, running to raise vital funds for North Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (managed by Citizens Advice Elmbridge West.) We are looking to raise a minimum of £2000. These funds will be used to support services provided by North Surrey Domestic Abuse Service helping children living in Elmbridge to recover from witnessing or experiencing domestic abuse.

To support the team please click here.