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LYP are recruiting for an Emotional Well-Being Practitioner

Background LYP is a youth charity passionate about supporting local young people. We offer innovative youth services in Leatherhead, Bookham and across Mole Valley aiming to respond to local needs and help young people be safe, happy and make positive choices in…

We are witnessing a mental health crisis amongst young people

During the first lockdown, we asked young people how they were feeling. 44% told us they were lonely, 1 in 2 said their mental health was being negatively affected by the global pandemic and half said they were anxious about…

A letter to all of our supporters in 2020

Dear Friend of LYP,  Normally at this time of year we would be gathering together for the annual Christmas drinks and having the opportunity to share with you some of the year’s highlights. Due to current circumstances this is not possible…

Youth work during a pandemic

Youth work and working from home, these are two things that I would never have put together. However, this is where I, and many others in the same field, currently find ourselves. I chose a profession that is very person…

Martin’s Story

Martin grew up in North Leatherhead, living with Mum and two younger siblings. He began attending our BFree Youth Cafe project aged 11, and became a regular visitor 5 days a week. Soon after, Martin came to Freestyle, our 4…

Volunteering with LYP

It’s been almost five years since I first started volunteering with Leatherhead Youth Project (LYP) and it continues to be one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made! I’d been looking for a way to contribute to the community…

LYP turns 15!

In April this year LYP will turn the grand old age of 15! We are absolutely delighted to be able to celebrate this milestone with you all and the young people we continue to serve in Leatherhead, Bookham and across Mole…

LYP Christmas Drinks

Please join us on Tuesday 10th December for our annual LYP Christmas Drinks! It is a great time to celebrate the achievements of the year with our supporters, and for us to say thank you for all you have done…

LYP Gala 2019

We are delighted to invite you to the third annual LYP Gala Evening, in support of young people throughout Leatherhead, Bookham and Mole Valley. You’ll experience an incredible evening at St John’s School where guests can wine and dine and…

Into The Wild

Last weekend we went Into The Wild again! We took a group of 12 young people who were all up for the challenge. This time we had an all girls group, which was super fun. The young people walked a…

BFree Countdown to Christmas starts today!

We have a fabulous Countdown to Christmas coming up this December at the BFree Youth Cafe! The young people that attend the cafe have come up with all sorts of fantastic festivities and wonderful ways to make Christmas special for…

Soul Survivor

As part of our summer programme, new Bookham youth worker, Jenny teamed up with Bookham Baptist Church (BBC) for an exciting week at Soul Survivor! This was the perfect opportunity for Jenny to work together with key partner BBC and take…

Jenny Coffin starts at LYP!

Jenny grew up in Surrey and went to secondary school at Therfield, where she focused on Maths and Sciences, with the plan of becoming an engineer. Whilst at Therfield, she also regularly attended the youth groups at St. George’s Church…

Romania Trip 2018

This summer we took a team of 8 young people from Leatherhead and Bookham to Romania to run summer activities for children in the gypsy village of Soard! The team had a packed week that included lake swimming, football, hairdressing,…

Ride London completed. Still time to donate!

Sponsor Oliver Hall here! https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=oliver-is-doing-ride-london&pageUrl=2 Sponsor Marcus De Coverly here! https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=marcusride100&pageUrl=2 Massive Well done to Oli and Marcus who braved the unexpected change in weather and completed the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100! Sideways rain for most of the 100 miles…

Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100

This year we have two heroic supporters cycling The Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 to raise money for our projects! Oliver Hall and Marcus De Coverly are both long term volunteers and supporters of our work and have both worked in…

Into the Wild – Climbing Pen Y Fan

  This week our young people lead by a small team of young leaders climbed the highest mountain in South Wales, Pen Y Fan! It was grim conditions for the climb with rain and some very cold wind blowing, but…

Freestyle Youth Camp 2018

During the Easter holidays we took 40 young people away on our annual residential, Freestyle Youth Camp. This is our 12th year running Freestyle, which is 4 days of fun, games, meaningful sessions and adventurous activities for young people from Leatherhead and Bookham….

Thank you to Doug Waters, our LYP Chair of Trustees is moving on.

After over 15 years of service Doug Waters, the chairman of trustees, is stepping down from the LYP board. As a co-founder of LYP, Doug was instrumental in setting up the charity in 2002. He was on the first board…

‘Making Good’, half term social action!

This February half term saw the return of our much loved social action project ‘Making Good’. ‘Making Good’ aims to get young people engaged in their local and wider communities, making a positive contribution with projects involving conservation, outdoor management…