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Surrey's most influential charity people: Movers and Shakers 2013

PUBLISHED: 14:37 02 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 02 July 2013

Helen Bowcock, High Sheriff of Surrey

Helen Bowcock, High Sheriff of Surrey

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In recent months, team Surrey Life has been busy speaking to our contributors and industry experts from around the county to get a feel for just who makes Surrey tick

Dr Helen Bowcock

A resident of Haslemere, Dr Helen Bowcock founded the Hazelhurst Trust, set up to support a wide range of charitable causes, with her husband Matthew. She is also the author of Hidden Surrey, a recent report that uncovered overlooked pockets of deprivation in the county and is the current High Sheriff of Surrey. A royal appointment, the High Sheriff supports the Queen and the judiciary and lends support and encouragement to voluntary organisations and public agencies working to improve lives across the county.

Dame Sarah Goad

From an old Surrey family, Dame Sarah Goad has lived in the county all her life. She was appointed as the county’s Lord-Lieutenant in 1997, the first woman to hold this post in the county. In the New Year Honours List 2012, The Queen appointed her a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in recognition of her 14 years as Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey. Among the Bletchingley resident’s many achievements, she is patron or president to over 40 organisations and charities across Surrey.

Michael-More Molyneux

Loseley Park, near Guildford, has long been established as a haven of charitable support, and owner Michael More-Molyneux has been at the heart of that. His family have owned Loseley House since it was built in 1562 for Queen Elizabeth I - the monarch stayed there four times. He and wife, Sarah, donated the two-acre site that Shooting Star Chase’s Guildford hospice is based on and the hospice is named after their third child, Christopher, who tragically lost his life in a quad biking accident. Over the years, Michael and Sarah have run many marathons to raise money for the charities they support.

Keep on moving

Of course, any such list is subjective and many more could have featured within these pages. Get in touch with your Movers & Shakers, the people who influence how we all live in Surrey, on facebook.com/SurreyLife and twitter.com/SurreyLife and maybe you’ll see them included next time round!

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