In amongst the difficult daily news, Surrey Hills has an inspiring range of stories about local businesses supporting their local communities, key workers and NHS staff.
Despite the most challenging circumstances, there is a growing community of Surrey Hills businesses who are collaborating to deliver much needed local produce to families unable to get out, offering online support, wellbeing gifts for loved ones and helping to feed the frontline services.
These businesses have all been awarded the ‘Trade Mark Surrey Hills’, an accreditation and mark of local provenance, quality and sustainability. They are working together to deliver a raft of initiatives including raising funds to ensure NHS workers are fed and supported.
Lavender Catering are working around the clock to make 3,500 meals a week to feed NHS staff on the frontline. Teaming up with other local Surrey Hills businesses such as Hill House Farm they are supplying high quality meals using local produce from the Surrey Hills.
Puremess are sending out a special care gift box of their wonderful chemical free skin care products at 50% reduced price enabling people to pay online and send to an NHS worker. The Cookie Bar, a social Enterprise supporting training for disadvantaged young people are sending boxes of cookies to their local hospitals supported by donations from people ordering on-line. These packages are not only practical but also offer a clear message of support and regard for our frontline workers.
PlantPassion who grow seasonal, scented and sustainable flowers in the Surrey Hills are delivering flowers to their local community and Chimney Fire coffee who roast ethically sourced coffee in the Surrey Hills are sending coffee at cost price to NHS Staff.
If you are too tired to cook, want a treat, feeling under the weather or wish to gift a friend in need, Mandira’s Kitchen have teamed up with Albury Organic Vineyard to produce a special meal delivered direct to your home.
To celebrate Surrey Day on 2nd May, Hill House Farm, Gold Trade Mark Award winners in 2020, are collaborating with other local producers to create special gift vouchers you can purchase and send to family and friends including a ‘Surrey breakfast in bed’, a ‘Surrey lunch’, a ‘Surrey afternoon tea’ and a ‘Surrey BBQ’, all from local sustainable producers using carbon neutral couriers and recycled packaging.
Simon Whalley, Chairman of Surrey Hills Enterprises said, ‘the Surrey Hills family are working together to support its Surrey Hills business members and I would like to thank our Corporate Partners for their invaluable support that has enabled us to continue to support the amazing local Surrey Hills Businesses. Our thank you to Charles Russell Speechlys, Wilkins Kennedy, Lexus Guildford, Citywide Financial Services, Kier and Birtley House’.
Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of Surrey Hills Enterprises said ‘Surrey Hills is a very special and unique place and we have equally extraordinary and inspiring local Surrey Hills businesses. They have responded to these difficult circumstances in a special way to offer local produce deliveries and to donate goods and services to help the frontline workers. We congratulate all our Surrey Hills Members on their courage and innovation’.
These are some of the extraordinary Surrey Hills businesses showcased on the Surrey Hills website. Click here to view them.
Find out more about the local businesses, local deliveries and about donating to support your local NHS staff – www.surreyhills.org/surrey-hills-businesses-bringing-products-and-services-to-your-home/
To donate to support NHS staff – https://www.rschcharity.org.uk/fundraisers/surrey-drive