Councillor Tony Branagan, Past Mayor of Woking raises over £7,000 for unpaid Carers

Crossroads Care Surrey, the leading provider of respite breaks to unpaid Carers in Surrey, was delighted to receive£7109.00 from Councillor Tony Branagan to support unpaid Carers in the Woking area. Crossroads Care Surrey was chosen as one of the Mayor of Woking’s charities to support during his Mayoral year, 2014/2015, alongside Combat Stress and the Young Carers at Woking High School. Throughout the year numerous events were held to raise awareness and vital funds for the three chosen charities including the Mayor of Woking’s Civic Ball.

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Photo caption: Florence Roff, Marketing Assistant, Crossroads Care Surrey; Val Levy, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Crossroads Care Surrey; Mary Branagan; Dawn Killner, Carer Support Worker, Crossroads Care Surrey; Janice Worgan, Crossroads Care Surrey Client and Councillor Tony Branagan.

Val Levy, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Crossroads Care Surrey, said, “We are delighted that Crossroads Care Surrey was chosen as one of the charities that Councillor Tony Branaganchose to support during his term of office. The income raised will allow Crossroads Care Surrey to help support some of the most vulnerable people living within the Woking area. It will enable us to give Carers a respite break which they can enjoy knowing their loved one is in safe hands, being looked after by a highly trained, professional Carer Support Worker. Carers do an invaluable job, working around the clock, often for many years which can take its toll on their health and wellbeing. The respite breaks we provide are vital to improving the quality of life of the Carers and the people for whom they care.”

Councillor Tony Branagan, said, “During my Mayoral year the people we met, the Carers and those in the voluntary sector was overwhelming. We always encountered great compliments for Crossroads Care Surrey and their work. People expressed what a great charity it is and how they help people in the local community.”

To thank Councillor Tony Branagan for his hard work and support of the charity, Crossroads Care Surrey arranged for the Past Mayor of Woking to meet one of their client’s, Janice Worgan to show how the money raised will help enrich people’s lives. Janice, who lives in Woking, suffered from a stroke. She has Crossroads visit her twice a week to allow her husband to continue working. Janice and her Crossroads Carer Support Worker, Dawn Killner get along incredible well and happily told Councillor Tony Branagan all about their ‘weekly adventures’ together. The money raised by Councillor Tony Branagan will help more unpaid Carers in Woking receive vital respite breaks.