SUPPORT US

We need your help to make LCH into a safe, beautiful and welcoming space for the whole community.

It costs around £3,500 a month, and many hours of our volunteers' time, to run this community centre. By contributing financially and offering your time and skills, we can invest in improving the facilities and in building community through the many activities that are being planned at the Hub:

  • The new Community Cafe, serving simple, healthy, and affordable food.

  • The Hummingbirds Toddler Group and other early years provision.

  • The Advice Cafe, starting soon, offering debt/benefits advice and other support.

  • Other community-led activities, such as creative workshops, fitness classes and games evenings.

Support us financially

We are looking to build a strong base of financial supporters, who can make a regular donation to help cover our core running costs, including heating, cleaning, and maintenance. Please click here to set up a Standing Order to LCH.

Alternatively, you can help us financially by:

Support us in kind

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from local businesses who have provided us with materials, tools and furnishings. Thank you in particular to Ashtead Park Garden Centre, B&Q Leatherhead, Brewers Decorator Centre, Challenge Fencing, D E Roberts, Leatherhead Glass, Milners, Sunbelt Rentals, Travis Perkins, and William Wood Mirrors.

If you can help us in this way, please contact us at: hello@lch.community.

Support us by volunteering

We are always looking for volunteers to join the team, especially if you live or work in North Leatherhead. There are many different opportunities available, whether it's serving coffee or baking cakes for the new community cafe, helping out in the garden, or fundraising.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please get in touch at: hello@lch.community.

Why we are doing this

We believe the need for a community centre is clear, especially as we recover from the pandemic and seek the rebuild a strong sense of community.

  • North Leatherhead is one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Surrey, yet there are very few community spaces for people of all ages.

  • Since the closure of the children's centre in 2019, mothers with babies and toddlers no longer have a place locally, where they can go to meet other new mums or reach out for the help they need as they establish their new families.

  • There are very few opportunities for young people who do not go to university, to develop skills, find employment and make the transition to adult life.

  • Local charities do not have a permanent home from which they can provide critical support.