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Dicing for the Maid’s Money Celebrates the Work of Carers in Guildford

Published on: 2 May, 2023
Updated on: 27 May, 2023

Carers Angela Fawcett and Dawn Page took part in the annual Dicing for the Maid’s Money ceremony at Guildford’s Guildhall on Thursday (May 25).

The Mayor of Guildford, Masuk Miah, was on hand to presented the awards.

Carers Angela Fawcett and Dawn Page took part in the Dicing for the Maid’s Money annual ceremony.They are pictured with the Mayor of Guildford, Masuk Miah.

The traditional ceremony involving the throwing of a pair of antique dice, has been happening for over 300 years and is an opportunity to thank two people in Guildford for their work.

This year, carers Dawn and Angela, who work for Home Support Services (Guildford), a not for profit organisation that provides care services for frail and vulnerable people in Guildford borough so that they can remain in their own homes, were presented with cheques for £60 and £62.50 respectively.

Guildford Poyle Charities, established nearly 400 years ago to help people in need or distress within Guildford borough, hosts the awards.

The charity continues to support people in need with basic items they would not otherwise be able to afford.  It also gives grants to organisations working with vulnerable people in Guildford.

Its submission to the Charity Commission showed charitable activities amounting to £170,602 in 2021 of which £121,293 were grants.

If you know of anyone in particular need at this time of very high cost of living, look at the Guildford Poyle Charities’ website to check if they are in the area of benefit and if so, complete an application form.

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