Local Heroes

Horley Local Heroes

Our Local Heroes

All around Horley local people do great things for our community. They volunteer, they raise money for local charities and much more. Here are some recent examples of what you have done to bring a smile and help others.


Set yourself and the family a challenge by running the Reigate Half Marathon or 10k for The Children’s Trust on Sunday 17th September!
The multi-award winning race winds its way through iconic Surrey landscape along a fully closed and traffic free route, starting and finishing in Reigate’s stunning Priory Park.

To run for The Children’s Trust, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/runreigate


Hi my name is Lesley Anderson . I've lived in Horley since I was a baby and watched it change so much over the years . I now have children of my own and still love the town . Recently I was diagnosed with Liver Cancer , and two months later was told that it is aggressive . I've been given 6/12 months to live .
Telling my children was the hardest thing as a parent I've ever had to do . A friend of mine's son has set up a funding page for me . ( bless him ) . Although my husband works full time we are a low income family . I'm worried about leaving my family with funeral debts and not having enough time with them . So the finding is for funeral cost and any other money if there was some left . Would be for me and my husband to take my children away in a caravan for a week . Memories need to be made and I want what time I have left , to spend the best way we can ...
Horley I need your help please Help me make lovely memories with my children and leave without worrying about the cost of dying ! Thank you from myself and my wonderful family
To support Lesley click here: Fundraising link

Jim Mckellar a veteran of 120 marathons and Ultra marathons and a member of the Great Britain team in his age category, has been selected  for the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam Sept 2017 at the ripe old age 81!
Jim's achievements in both marathons and Triathlons are impressive to say the least, his dedication is inspirational.
Any funds raised will also be shared between both Macmillan and The Alzheimer's society.

Fundraising Link

Sleeping Ruff to raise funds for Rescue Remedies Dog Rescue.

Rescue Remedies rescues and cares for the most vulnerable dogs who are abandoned and found stray, are in "death row" in pounds and are at risk of being put to sleep. Rescue Remedies provides these dogs with care and love while they are waiting for a home however long that takes.

By sleeping in a kennel with other rescue dogs for an entire week Johan aims to bring awareness to the the daily life and plight of homeless dogs and to raise as much money as possible for the great work of Rescue Remedies Dog Rescue. During the fundraiser itself which will take place from the 2nd to the 9th of October, he will make daily updates featuring pictures of how the Sleeping Ruff fundraiser is progressing!

Sleeping Ruff, Horley

How to donate:

Just Giving page.

Rescue Remedies Dog Rescue page.

Ryan is raising funds to help The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

This year I'm cycling over 1000 miles on 4 cycling trips around the UK on my Brompton folding bicycle to help raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Next month I'm off to the Highlands of Scotland.