Rowleys Centre for the Community




News at Rowleys

Our latest news:

Cranleigh Co-op has chosen Rowleys as one of three charities it will be supporting from January through its Local Community Fund.

This is the Co-ops way of way of giving something back to its local communities.

As a Co-op member, every time you shop at Cranleigh Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected own brand products and services, goes to the local community Fund. So please register your interest to support Rowleys.

You can either go to the Co-op Cranleigh website and register, just type “Co-op Cranleigh” into the web browser and scroll down to the community fundraising or phone 0800 023 4708 ( a free call) to register - you will need to have your Co-op Card handy as you will need to give your card number.

Since September 2016 the Co-op community fund country-wide has raised a total of more than £20 million.

Any money raised by members who don’t select a cause is added to the money raised from shopping bag sales and shared equally between the causes in their local area.

The Rowleys Project

Rowleys applied to the Co-op fund in order to extend facilities at the centre which will enable more activities to be provided, including a new hairdressing and beauty salon. The new lounge area and office space will be available for hire by local groups. Rowleys is also aiming to provide some specific new activities including a computer hub for use and training for local residents.

Money raised by the Co-op will help enormously towards this project and huge thanks go to the Co-op at Cranleigh for choosing Rowleys as one of its charities for 2018.




Halloween lunch was hot!

Members of Rowleys came along to enjoy a selection of curries for lunch on October 31 - hot stuff and very enjoyable everyone agreed. There was of course a Halloween theme with decoraitons and entertainment from Midnight Sun.

halloween lunch 2017



Marks and Spencer Cranleigh supporting Rowleys.

There is no doubt whatever that Marks and Spencer at Cranleigh can lay on an impressive spread!

Staff at the store, in its tenth year of supporting charities in the community, decided a special celebration was in order and invited members of Rowleys Centre for the Community to join them at a sumptuous tea party on Tuesday June 6.

The party was held at Rowleys centre in Victoria Road and 80 members went along to enjoy a wonderful array of sandwiches, cakes and pastries, teas, coffee and a celebratory glass of M & S Prosecco. The tables had been beautifully laid with pretty crockery, 3 tier cake stands and flowers.

There was entertainment from Emilee Lucia who sang some memorable songs, many from the Sound of Music and staff members busily waited on tables.

The store had been supported in this venture by other businesses in the village who donated some generous prizes for a huge raffle.

Cranleigh store manager Jon Bellasis said: “Every Marks and Spencer store has done something in its community. At Cranleigh we have already been supporting Rowleys for some time with food waste* for the kitchen or for members to buy. We have also just completed a project to refurbish Rowleys foyer creating a more welcoming entrance to make arrival at Rowleys a more appealing experience.”

Jon added: “The tea party was something we wanted to do for members and for the many volunteers who have been able to relax for a change rather than running around after other people!”

There was no doubt everyone really enjoyed the event – huge thanks go to everyone at Marks and Spencer in Cranleigh for organising such a smashing afternoon.

                 Melanie and client - web       Singer and client - web

                  Melanie from M & S with Eileen Tiani         Singer Emilee Lucia with Eileen Tidy

M and S team - web

The M & S team at the tea party

*Items nearing sell-by date including flowers.