Three Cheers for Three Schools
On Friday 3 July, Anne Milton presented the free counselling awards to the successful Guildford schools on behalf ofthe Valley Trust charity. Three schools were granted counselling for a full year having been successful in applying for the Bruce Pearce Award celebrating 30 years of the Valley Trust's charitable work within Surrey and surrounding areas. Representatives from St Peters Catholic School Guildford, Boxgrove Primary School and Worplesdon Primary School were present at the County Club to receive the awards. Richard Fernie, Chairman of the Trust, thanked Anne for presenting the awards and congratulated her on her recent appointment as Deputy Chief Whip.
Anne said: "Many children feel the pressure of modern day living, family problems and the added challenges of social media so it's reassuring to know that organisations such as Valley Trust provide a counselling service to help them through difficult periods within their life. Even one hour of counselling every week can make a huge difference in a child's life. Particular thanks must go to the people that give up their free time to run such organisations and offer this invaluable support to young people when they need it most."