As we enter into 2024, we would just like to take the opportunity to thank some of our supporters from the past year. 

Clockwork relies on donations and grants to be able to offer counselling referrals to students of Oxted School, as well as to young people – ranging in age from primary school students to those in their mid-twenties – in the local area. We offer around 25-30 counselling sessions weekly to local young people, which is a significant financial commitment. Without our supporters, we would not be able to offer this degree of support, and continue to try and help make a difference to young people.

So, thank you to anyone who has donated to Clockwork this year, be it either directly or by supporting someone raising money on Clockwork’s behalf. The feedback we have received from those who have received counselling referrals – both inside and out of Oxted School – has been overwhelming positive and confirms that we are having a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the local community.

A few special mentions: 

To Sian Jones – who ran the Manchester Marathon earlier this year in memory of her nephew Joseph Geddes, a former pupil of Oxted School.

To Phil Vowles – who completed the Dragon Ride in June, one of the oldest and most iconic cycling challenges in the UK, which involved cycling almost 300km over the Brecon Beacons!

To the family and friends of Calum Morton – who asked for donations to be made in his memory to Clockwork: our heartfelt thanks to all of Calum’s family and friends who donated. 

To Oxted School – who held a fundraising MUFTI day as part of School Diversity Week, with all the money raised being donated to Clockwork. 

To Croham Hurst Golf Club – who have been raising funds for Clockwork this year as the club’s nominated charity. They are holding is a charity day on Saturday 19th August where you will be able to find our very own Peter Green on a Clockwork stand selling Pimms!

To Jackie Wren – who in her year as Chair of Tandridge District Council chose Clockwork as one of her nominated charities, meaning we received money from a series of fundraising events including an open mic evening, a quiz night and a dinner-dance. Thank you to Jackie for all her fundraising efforts, and for a series of very fun social events! 

To NFU Mutual Oxted – who nominated Clockwork as their local charity to receive a portion of NFU Mutual’s national giving fund, supporting local frontline charities during 2023. More about the fund can be found at:

To Kenley Theatre Group – who organised a raffle during their summer production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Barn Theatre in Oxted, with the money raised going to Clockwork. 

To Oxted United Reformed Church – who have donated money from their Legacy Fund, and, wonderfully, have committed to do so for the next three years. 

To The Royal Warrant Holders Association – who awarded a charity grant to Clockwork. 

To Roger Oldfield – who nominated Clockwork to be one of the beneficiaries of a charity dinner held by Kevin Ashby and Lew Cartier. 

To Andy Wright and Jane Burlison – who chose Clockwork to be the nominated charity at the annual Padbrook Residents Association quiz night. 

To George Trapp and Sophie Wallin-Trapp – who once again raised an amazing amount for Clockwork through their Christmas tree sales. 

To Homecroft Financial Management, Marshall Ware, Bruce Reed and Caro Rowley, Raz at Schroders and Emma Kenney for their very generous donations.

To anyone who has Clockwork as their nominated local charity as part of the Tandridge Together Lottery. It’s very quick and easy to sign up (at  Each ticket costs £1 per week, with a maximum weekly prize of £25,000. For each ticket sold, 50p goes to your chosen good cause, and an extra 10p to other good causes in the community. 

To everyone who has given through our CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) page for their generous donations, with a special thanks to those who give to us periodically via direct debit, including Tom Jaggers, Andrew MacLachlan and Truke Baston: we are so grateful for your ongoing support. 

And finally a very belated thank you to Julie Martin, who ran the Brighton Marathon while raising money for Clockwork in 2022. 

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, and look forward to carrying on our work supporting young people in 2024.