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Woking Hub ¦ Community Podcasts

There is plenty happening in Woking borough which does not usually get the attention it deserves.

The Woking Hub is all about providing a deeper news service, getting beneath the surface and shining a light on some of the stories you might not usually hear about.

We will bring you interviews with the individuals, charities, community groups  and others who make Woking what it is.

24 hour radio marathon to raise money for Woking and Sam Beare hospices was a 'huge success'

24 hour radio marathon to raise money for Woking and Sam Beare hospices was a 'huge success'

James Pearce, a presenter at Brooklands radio, told us how his 24 hour broadcast supported Woking and Sam Beare Hospices' new hospice build appeal. Community fundraiser Anda Ho also explains how the money will be used.

Free guided heritage walks to learn about local history

Free guided heritage walks to learn about local history

Historian Iain Wakefors says there is 'always something new to learn', from the free guided heritage walks he organises around Woking and North West Surrey.

West Byfleet man desperate to get to Mexico for groundbreaking treatment for multiple sclerosis

West Byfleet man desperate to get to Mexico for groundbreaking treatment for multiple sclerosis

Paul Wheeler, from West Byfleet, suffers from an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis. He told us how he lives with the debilitating illness - and how he has the chance to delay its progression. Image from https://www.gofundme.com/hsctforpaul

'We can put something back into the community for people to enjoy' Changing the outlook on homelessness

'We can put something back into the community for people to enjoy' Changing the outlook on homelessness

We went to see the York Road Project building a sensory garden at United Reformed Church in Woking - this project idea won them last year's Eagle Radio Kebur Community Challenge. We spoke to some of the clients, who explained how the project is changing the outlook on homelessness in Woking.

'Make plays, change lives'

'Make plays, change lives'

Peer Productions is a youth arts charity based in Woking - we spoke to Pete and Liam, two of their 'Peer Educators' and Managing Director Claire Knight, about their vision, 'to use theatre to genuinely change young people's lives', as well as their latest show.

Club nights for adults with learning disabilities

Club nights for adults with learning disabilities

Lesley Melling is a service manager at Linkable, who provide support and activities for people with James Fieldus is a service user and volunteer there. They told us about Mayhem, a club night in Woking for adults with learning disabilities, and why it is unique.

'It was amazing to be recognised in one's own business community', says Leadership Award winner

'It was amazing to be recognised in one's own business community', says Leadership Award winner

Karin Walker from KGW Family Law in Woking told us what it meant to win the Leadership Award at the Eagle Radio Biz Awards 2016.

Eagle Radio Trust helps Woking Foodbank to make people 'feel more welcome'

Eagle Radio Trust helps Woking Foodbank to make people 'feel more welcome'

Alison Buckland, administrator for the Woking Foodbank, told us what it meant to receive a grant from the Eagle Radio Trust, and what the money will be used for.

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