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Dine out this spring and help a local charity to blossom

7th February 2019

Surrey businesses can help local charity, the Surrey Care Trust to blossom this spring by dining out at two new fundraising events.


Patron, Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE DL will be the guest speaker at a charity dinner in the sumptuous surrounds of the Grade II* listed, Arts & Crafts, Watts Gallery in Compton on Wednesday 13 March. From the dramatic entrance to the opulent red flocked wallpaper, diners can soak up the atmospheric spaces and the unique collection left by the eminent Victorian artist G F Watts as they enjoy a sparkling reception and three course meal.


Richard Stilgoe has spent fifty years as a performer and writer in all forms of the performing arts. On television he appeared on Nationwide, That’s Life and several series of his own. He wrote lyrics for Cats, Starlight Express and The Phantom of the Opera and music and lyrics for Bodywork, Brilliant the Dinosaur, ‘Orpheus – the Mythical’ and Road Rage. His broadcasting work has earned him the New York Radio Festival Gold Award, three Monaco Festival Prizes and the Prix Italia.


Tickets for the dinner are available from Guildford’s Tourist Information Centre priced at £80 per person or £750 for table of 10.  Book online at or call 01483 444333.


One of the most iconic buildings in the world, no other venue is more instantly recognised than the Palace of Westminster. The Grade I listed building became part of a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987 and boasts grand neo-Gothic architecture and ornate Pugin designed interiors.


Join the Trust and host, The Rt Hon. the Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, for a special lunch at the House of Lords on Tuesday 14 May. Businesses can entertain clients and enjoy stunning views of London from the grand surroundings of the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace as they dine.


Tickets cost £95 per head for a three course lunch with wine. Tickets are available by emailing or calling the Trust’s Events Officer Hannah Gilmour on 07748 963617.


All proceeds from these events will support the work of the Trust, which helps people to overcome the disadvantage of low skills, poor educational achievement, limited opportunities and tough financial circumstances.