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Michael Roberts 1931-2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 at 2.19PM

Michael Roberts - 30 January 1931 to 4 April 2017

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Michael Roberts, our Founder, Chairman, Friend and Father passed away peacefully at 10am this morning at the Woking Hospice, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Michael established Trident in 1963 and managed the business for some 33 years until his retirement in 1996. The business was incredibly important to him and he instilled within it a strong culture of customer care which persists to this day. Michael continued to take a keen interest in the business right through to his final days.

Michael will be remembered as a strong leader, a caring employer, a loving husband and a wonderful father and grandfather.

The family are incredibly grateful to the Woking Hospice. We can only imagine how much harder this loss would have been without their care and support of Michael.

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The Midnight Walk was a sea of flashing bunny ears

Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 11.07AM

Sponsored by Trident Honda and supported by Woking Leisure Centre, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices delivered their 10th annual Midnight Walk with over 700 ladies of all generations. Each donning their capes and very eye catching flashing bunny ears.

Total monies raised is still to be confirmed but the event was extremely well attended and the atmosphere from start to finish was fantastic. Woking Leisure Centre was our new venue for registration, followed by a warm up lead by fitness experts from Nuffield Health and Freedom Leisure, before the ladies set off on the eight mile walk. The sea of flashing lights could be seen through Woking Centre and up to the new hospice in Goldsworth Park Centre, around the lake, and back to Woking Leisure Centre via Horsell. At the finish line the ladies were greeted and presented with medals by event sponsor Richard Roberts, Managing Director of Trident Honda, and newly confirmed permanent CEO of the hospice Jayne Cooper.

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Dragon Boat Race and fun day

Monday, 8 May 2017 at 2.57PM

Gather your team for our exciting annual Dragon Boat Race and fun day at Woking's Goldsworth Park Lake on Sunday 25 June, sponsored by Trident Honda. Oars at the ready!

Teams of 12-20 people can take the plunge to race across the lake in special boats, competing against the clock and each other to win a place in the final race of the day.

It's a great event for all the family, as anyone aged 12 and above can race (under 18s must have an adult in the team), and no experience is required, just lots of energy like our Chinese lions dancing in our launch film below (with thanks to the Chinese Association of Woking).

If you are looking for a team-building challenge for your colleagues or club, this is the perfect event for you too!

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Don your 'hospice hero' cape for the 10th Midnight Walk

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 9.04AM

It's official - the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices launched this year's Midnight Walk on 7th March at Woking Leisure Centre with headline sponsor Trident Honda.

This year's theme is 'Hospice Heroes' and we are now inviting ladies across Surrey to swish their cape's for the 10th Annual Woking & Sam Beare Hospices' Midnight Walk on Friday 19 May.

This ladies-only event will start at 8pm with a welcome and registration session, leaving Woking Leisure Centre at 10pm and following an eight mile route back to the centre. A refreshment station will be posted halfway at the new hospice currently being built in Goldsworth Park, Woking, due to open in Spring. Freedom Leisure, which operates Woking Leisure Centre, has kindly supported the popular event by providing the venue as well as training support for participants.

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Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Dragon Boat Race 2016

Monday, 4 July 2016 at 12.00AM

A team of 15 from Trident Honda entered a boat in this year's Woking & Sam Beare Hospice's Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 3rd July. Trident sponsors the event, as part of our Gold Sponsors' Package, so we felt it only right that we put in a team to compete at the event!

Trident Otters perform brilliantly! -- Managing Director, Richard Roberts.

None of the team had ever done Dragon Boat racing before, so we entered into it not knowing quite what to expect! Well, cutting to the chase, we didn't win, but were very proud of putting in a respectable first time performance - only 9 seconds behind the winning team, who happened to be a rowing club! To be fair that put us in 8th place overall, out of the 12 teams entered, which just shows how competitive and close the day's action was. All of the team have already said they are up for improving their performance next year, so we will be back to see if we can knock some of that 9 second gap off next year!

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The hoardings protecting the new Woking & Sam Beare Hospice build programme in Goldsworth Park are up, and we're very proud to see our support acknowledged in this way.

Director of Fundraising, Louise Morris said:

We are excited to embark on this new phase of partnering with Trident Honda, who has now supported the Hospices for twenty years. The support of local businesses like Trident Honda is invaluable. It's only with these kind of partnerships that we can continue to give our exceptional care to patients and their families across Surrey, in people's homes as well as in our Hospice buildings.

Trident Honda's new partnership with the charity comes at a crucial time, as we have embarked upon our New Build Appeal to raise £3.4m to build new, modern homes for our hospice care, whilst still delivering care 24/7 to our patients free of charge, at a cost of over £8 million each year. A commitment like Trident Honda's enables the charity to plan ahead for the future and offer the very best care for years to come.

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Dragon Boat Fun Day Launch

Thursday, 7 April 2016 at 12.00AM

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have officially launched their Dragon Boat Fun Day, sponsored by Trident Honda, taking place on Sunday 3rd July 2016 at Goldsworth Park Lake. As always, teams will be paddling against each other and the clock to raise vital funds for the Hospices. New for this year alongside the Dragon Boat racing, there's even more going on with fun and entertainment for all the family.

Having recently launched a new three year partnership with the Hospices and as the headline sponsor for 2016, Trident Honda have entered a group of 14 staff who will be competing in the event this summer.

Richard Roberts, Managing Director at Trident Honda said:

Trident are delighted to continue to support the Hospices, when we asked the team if they would like to take part they jumped at the chance! On the day we will have at least 14 on board, there is a threat that I might have to be in the boat, and knowing the team we will be doing everything we can to be closer to the front of the fleet than the back!

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Trident Honda Sponsors Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Monday, 21 March 2016 at 12.00AM

Trident Honda has officially launched a new three year partnership with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, which will see the business support the charity through sponsoring key annual events in the Hospices' calendar. A proud family business with local roots, Trident Honda is a long-time supporter of the Hospices, having been involved since the 1990s.

Managing Director, Richard Roberts and the team from the dealership welcomed Woking & Sam Beare Hospices' Director of Fundraising, Louise Morris, and Hospice founder, Rhod Lofting, to the Company's offices on Thursday 17th March to discuss how they could support the Hospices and how both could benefit from the partnership.

Mr Roberts said:

The Woking and Sam Beare Hospices are such an important part of our community, and as a business trading in and around Woking and Weybridge for 53 years, we see the vital part it plays in our community. The new build programme is essential if the Hospices are to deliver the long term care we all need, so I feel that businesses in the community must step up and help to fund the Hospices to ensure the care is there for all of us when we need it. Sadly we have personally seen the support, care and respect it brings to people at a time when most needed and we firmly believe it is an essential part of our community that must be paid for!

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Car Raffle Winners 2013

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 at 12.00AM

It's going to be a Happy Christmas for Mrs Anne McShane from Shepperton who scooped the top prize, a Honda Jazz, in Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Car Raffle. The second prize, a brand new Honda scooter, was won by Horsell resident Mrs Ann Hefernan. Both vehicles were sponsored by local car retailer Trident Honda, with sites in Ottershaw and Weybridge, and Lottery Manager Kelly Newell went along with some of her dedicated car raffle volunteers to accept the keys on behalf of the lucky winners.

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Launch of the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Raffle 2013

Friday, 22 March 2013 at 12.00AM

Trident Honda is delighted to announce that the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Raffle starts again this Saturday; the launch will be in the Peacocks Centre in Woking, outside H&M, at 10.00am on Saturday 23rd March.

This year is a little different though. To help celebrate both Trident's 50th Anniversary and the 20th Anniversary of the Hospice Car Raffle, Trident have not only sponsored the first prize of the Honda Jazz 1.2S, but also a second prize of a Honda NCS50R scooter!

Trident, who have sponsored the car raffle many times - from the launch in the 1990's with Minis - are delighted to once again support such a worthy cause.

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