On Wednesday 3rd October, our Employment and Fundraising Officer, Callum, and his support worker, Paula, attended the Mayor’s Award for Access which took place at the Guildford Council Chamber at Millmead House. This year marks the 40th year of the award running and it was a real privilege to have been invited.

The Access Group is regarded by Guildford Borough Council as an integral part of its work to make Guildford accessible to disabled people. Without the support of disabled members of the group and disabled people in the community, Guildford Borough Council would not have the understanding of disability issues in the Borough that they have today.

Last year Sight for Surrey were delighted to be presented with an award in the category ‘Services to the Community’ in partnership with Café Nero Guildford for our coffee morning events which were taking place there each month. This year the Guildford Museum won the service to the community award because of the poetry workshop they ran for people with sight impairments, in partnership with Sight for Surrey.

The museum runs a number of inclusive events such as Medieval Machines, a hands-on event for families as well as working with other charities.

Well done to the Guildford Museum and we look forward to working with you further in the future!

Mayor, Councillor Mike Parsons, with the award winners from several organisations