Cherry Trees Charity Golf Day

Cherry Trees had its annual golf day at Worplesdon Golf Club on Thursday 6th of October. Here's what we got up to... Read more

Fire and Ice Ball 14/10/17

The evening of Saturday 14th October saw Cherry Trees' annual charity ball at the Guildford Harbour Hotel. With some excellent food and wine, some brilliant auction and raffle prizes and some even better dance moves out on the floor, we managed to raise an amazing amount for Cherry trees. Read more

Royal Marine and Two Brothers Have Manchester Marathon In Their Sights

Former Royal Marine Glen Lewis and his two old school friends – the Pecks brothers have given Cherry Trees their fundraising commitment, signing up to run the Manchester Marathon to raise money for us. On the 7th of April they will be heading up North to join thousands of other runners , on the 26.2 mile course, weaving round former textile factories and out to Old Trafford. In the first of our fresh blog posts, Glen's tells us about his training and how he's gone about fundraising for us. Read more

Creativity and Resourcefulness, Finding A way Through Diversity Awareness at Cherry Trees

In the second of our new blog series, we talk to our care teams about how Cherry Trees approaches equality and diversity awareness amongst our young people. It's an important area for our charity to demonstrate but not one without challenges . This requires a range of communication methods and activities to reach the existing diversity of our own young people, many of whom have a range of learning difficulties, or could be non-verbal. Read more

The Russian Doll of Modern Times - Diversity Within Diversity

Equality and Diversity are hot topics right now. At Cherry Trees, how do we go about presenting work on diversity to a group of people who fall well within The Equality Act 2010 ? Read On.... Read more

Cherry Trees Monthly Surrey Advertiser Column

Some people can't help themselves, some people don't know how to react and some people still refer to people with disabilities as 'surviving', 'poor things' and 'unfortunate'. What's it like being on the receiving end of other people's reactions if you have a disability but live a rounded and full life ? Our new columnist Debbie Boulter gives a first hand account in the first of our new Cherry Trees Blog series. Read more

Spotlight on: National Volunteer Week

As part of National Volunteer Week 2019 we asked one of our 90 volunteers to share what it's been like joining our team of Cherry Trees volunteers and to recount how she helps out. Marion's account of a working life for a global brand spanning 30 years, to time now spent in the leafy surrounds of our Clandon charity show case her skills, qualities and how she helps in our fundraising office. Read more


A project to launch visual communication aids, aimed at people with disabilities is being piloted in Guildford this summer. PECS symbols are used in the place of words by thousands of people globally already. Their lack of display in public areas is noticeable though. Cherry Trees is leading a project to introduce them into several venues trialing their inclusion on signage and in reception areas around Guildford. Read more


It can be hard to think of new ways to raise money for charity. Celebration events are an easy win to help raise money - whilst celebrating your birthday, anniversary it's an opportunity to ask for donations rather than gifts. Joanna Vowles found this worked really well for her when she recently chose to fundraise for Cherry Trees for her birthday. Here in her guest blog , she shares what she did to raise money. Read more

So Much Colour

Perhaps one of the most beautiful villages in the South East of England, Shere's self-contained community, and proximity to the Stunning Surrey Hills makes it a timeless treasure. Supporting this year's Shere Open Garden has been memorable for Anna who works in Cherry Trees Fundraising office. This account is about acknowledging the location of our charity, the support we receive and the types of things we get involved with to raise money. Read more


This week our columnist Debbie Boulter talks about the enjoyment and therapeutic effects of being submerged in water for children with autism. Thinking about the effect it has had on her own son as well as children across the years at Cherry Trees the sensory responses to the life giving element are profound. Read more


As the summer holidays come to a finish for another year one Cherry Trees parent recounts the realities of booking a foreign holiday abroad for her family. Navigating busy airports, foreign restaurants and getting onto the beach become different territories for a traveller with disabilities. She shares her tips to aid bookings for other families in future. Read more