The Grange Bookham

From 27 July to 6 September 2015 Surrey Hills Community Radio is supporting as its charity The Grange at Bookham by helping to raise its profile in the community, recruiting volunteers and supporters as well as informing the public of events being held there.

The Grange has been in Great Bookham as a charity since 1938 having been started in Leicestershire in 1927 by Miss Julia Sweet, a pioneer in the teaching and training of disabled people.   She wanted to give nurses injured in the First World War a means of earning their living and to give adults with disabilities vocational training that would enable them to be as independent as possible and live fulfilled lives.   This remains the basis of the policy and philosophy of The Grange today.

Their Patrons are HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Joanna Lumley, Richard Stilgoe, Simon Brett and Sir Richard Thompson KCVO.

There is a Relatives and Carers Network for parents, relatives and advocates of the people being supported at The Grange.   They have maintained an Investors in People accreditation for the past 10 years, have a ‘two ticks positive about disability’ symbol awarded by Jobcentre Plus, have been awarded Centre of Excellence as well as many other accolades.

Over the next 6 weeks Surrey Hills Community Radio will be giving a further insight into the many enterprises and activities carried on at The Grange by means of interviews with staff and residents who will also be selecting their choice of music to be played.

For further information:


Tel: 01372 452608