SUPPORT US

We need your help to turn LCH’s new home on Kingston Road into a safe, beautiful and welcoming space for the whole community.

Our key priorities are:


  • To provide a meeting place and focal point for the community, where people can come together and regular community events can be held.

  • To deliver early years support with the help of the Playgroup, including parent-baby and parent-toddler support groups.

  • To act as a base for the Community Fridge, Foodbank, The Gathering Church, and new youth-focused initiatives.

  • To offer meeting spaces for community outreach services, such as Citizens Advice Mole Valley and the nearby Molebridge Practice.

  • To create a well-being garden and outdoor space for community gatherings and celebrations.

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the local and wider community since we started. Mole Valley District Council and our partner organisations have been central to what we have achieved so far and we have enjoyed the generosity of many individuals and local businesses through our refurbishment and gardening work.

We have also raised nearly £90,000 from a recent fundraising campaign – thank you to each and every person who has supported us, you can rest assured that your donation will be put to the best possible use for the benefit of the North Leatherhead community.

We need to install a new cloakroom, as the only toilets in the building are reserved for use by the Playgroup during most of the week.

We also need a small kitchen for the community café suitable for serving refreshments, including light meals and snacks.

We would like to employ a Café Manager to run the café, support our volunteers, and organise events to bring people into the centre.

Finally, we would like to create a beautiful well-being garden and enhance the courtyard area for outdoor gatherings, such as BBQs and live music events.

Support us financially

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. We are particularly looking for a Charity Secretary to ensure that LCH is run well and complies with all the requirements of the Charity Commission.

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.