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Janet Curran, who had been Chairman of the RNLI Dorking Branch for the past 30 years, sadly passed away on 2nd June. During her time as Chairman she, with the help of her husband Peter, and a team of volunteers, collected in the region of £800,000. In recognition of her fundraising, the RNLI presented Janet with 2 gold bars, a silver bar and a personal letter from the CEO of the RNLI.


In future the Branch will be chaired by Helen Fairfax. Helen started sailing in Melbourne from the age of 10. She actively sails on her own boat, tall ships and on dinghies for the disabled. During the past 2 years she has acted as an Educational Volunteer for the RNLI giving talks to primary schools and scout and guide groups on “Safety on the Water”.  If you would like a talk to your group please contact Helen on or 07875 337388.


The next RNLI event is a Christmas Fayre on 17th November at the Dorking Rugby Club in Brockham from 10.00 – 12.30, selling RNLI Christmas cards and souvenirs, homemade cakes, fashion accessories, jewellery, shoes, childrens’ books, chocolates and much more. Tea/coffee will be available. Free  on-site parking is available and the clubhouse has disabled access to both floors.


We need cakes, biscuits, fudge, etc for our cake stall. If you could contribute it would be appreciated.


Please bring your old and new foreign money (including discontinued currencies), old mobile phones and used inkjet cartridges for recycling . Contact:



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