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ROUND UP: Time running out to get charity concert tickets; Surrey firefighters to test their response to a care home fire

Time running out to get charity concert tickets

There is still time to snap up tickets for a night of music at a charity concert hosted by Surrey County Council Chairman David Munro.

The event, which will take place on Wednesday 18 March at the Menuhin Hall in Cobham, will see performances from the Surrey Youth Choir, Yehudi Menuhin Orchestra and soloists from the Royal Academy of Music.122406873

The classical concert, which will begin at 7.30pm, is raising funds for charities KeepOut and The Yehudi Menuhin School.

Over 200 tickets have been sold but there are still some available.

Mr Munro said: “Plenty of tickets have already been sold for what promises to be a fantastic night of music but there’s still time book up to raise funds for two very worthwhile charities.”

Tickets cost £30 and can be purchased online at or by calling 08700 842020.

Surrey firefighters to test their response to a care home fire

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is running a training exercise in Staines to test its response to a fire in a residential care home.

A mock incident will be staged requiring firefighters to ‘evacuate’ dozens of people playing the role of casualties from a disused building in Rookery Road. The building was specifically chosen because it has a complicated layout inside.

The exercise will also help ensure that fire crews work effectively with other emergency services when responding to a major incident.

The test will be staged on Friday 27 February and repeated on three subsequent dates – Friday 13 March, Friday 27 March and Thursday 2 April.

Robert Weldon-Gamble, Surrey Fire and Rescue Group Commander Central Response, said: “We hope an incident like this never happens but our firefighters need to be ready for anything to keep our communities safe. There will be lots of emergency services activity in the Rookery Road area on the four days of the exercise but residents do not need to worry – our firefighters will simply be honing their skills.

“This exercise is part of a wider ongoing programme of training which covers all types of incident our firefighters may face.”


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