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LYP Gala Dinner raises £5,601!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve raised £5,601 from our recent Gala Dinner, and are pleased to include this press release below in partnership with City of London Freemen’s School: LYP hosted their first ever Gala Dinner in June in order…

Matt’s Story

Matt grew up in Leatherhead, attended local schools and was a popular lad in the community. After moving to secondary school at Therfield, Matt was introduced to Bfree, an after school drop-in youth cafe run by LYP for local young…

Freestyle Youth Camp 2017

We have just returned from a fantastic time at Freestyle Youth Camp, our annual residential trip for local young people. This year we took 46 young people away for 4 days of fun, sports, swimming, workshops and a talent show,…

HRH The Earl of Wessex visits LYP

Yesterday, 23rd February, we were so pleased and honoured to welcome HRH The Earl of Wessex to LYP. It was a really memorable day for everyone involved, and we were proud to talk about our work alongside Community Foundation for…

Bfree team special: our hopes and dreams for 2017!

Bfree is our daily youth café for young people to hang out, build relationships and feel safe. We asked the Bfree team to share their hopes and aspirations for the café in 2017!   Mikey My hope for Bfree this…

Celebrating 2016

Thank you to our fantastic volunteers, donors and friends for attending our end of year celebration event on 15th December – we couldn’t do the work we do to support local young people without you. We’ve had a fantastic year…

Mole Valley MP Sir Paul Beresford visits LYP

Thank you to Sir Paul Bereford, MP for Mole Valley, for visiting us on 16th December. Sir Paul visited staff and young people at our BFree project, which is an after-school drop-in centre for local young people aged 11-17.  …

Launching Your Community Your Voice report

New LYP report reveals findings from survey of 187 local young people We are delighted to announce the launch of Your Community Your Voice (YCYV). YCYV is a new report which compiles the findings from a survey we ran with…

Juniper Hall adventure weekend!

Juniper Hall Eco Adventure Residential On a lovely, sometimes wet, Autumn weekend Leatherhead Youth Project (LYP) were invited, by the Field Studies Council (FSC), to bring a cohort of twelve young people to Juniper Hall to experience a weekend of…

LYP Open Evening 2016

Join us for our annual Open Evening, Thursday 6th October 7:30pm at Allsaints Coffee Shop, KT22 7BT. The evening provides a great opportunity to find out more about the work we’re doing at LYP, and is ideal for anyone who…

Romania 2016

Romania trips have become a hugely important part of our youth work continuum in Leatherhead. If the word continuum seems a bit out of place, see this post: LYP Continuum. We’ve been taking young people to Romania since 2011 –…

LYP Continuum

When we meet with people to explain our work, we often refer to our ‘Continuum’. Simply put, our continuum shows the different youth work activities we provide for each step of a young persons journey. We are here for young people…

Announcing a new youth work scheme in Bookham

The launch of a new youth project in Bookham – June 2016   Leatherhead Youth Project (LYP) are delighted to announce a new partnership with, Eastwick Road Church (URC), Bookham Baptist Church and St Nicolas Parish Church, to establish an…

High Sheriff Youth Awards 2016

We had a fantastic time at the High Sheriff of Surrey Youth Awards Celebration at Exxonmobil on 14th April. The evening celebrate all of the fantastic youth projects sponsored by this years High Sheriff of Surrey, Elizabeth Kennedy. Our group…

Your Community, Your Voice announcement

We’re pleased to announce that we are soon to begin an exciting Community Needs Assessment project, which will consult local young people and families about their needs and ask them what they think about local youth services. ‘Your Community, Your Voice’…

Freestyle Youth Camp 2016

We have just returned from a fantastic 4 days away at Freestyle Youth Camp. Every year we take a group of young people to Reeds School during the Easter holidays for 4 days of activities, workshops, games, swimming and our…

Hopes for 2016 – Part 2

If you haven’t read Part 1 of Hopes for 2016, click here. 6  Duke of Edinburgh Bronze – This year we are re-launching our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award programme after taking a group through DofE Silver in 2015. Duke…

Hopes for 2016 – Part 1

Every January we like to get together to dream and plan for the coming year. Whether it’s new projects or continuing what we’re doing, we’re excited to make a difference to the lives of local young people and look forward to…

New LYP video for 2016

We are delighted to launch the new ‘This is LYP’ video today! Earlier this year we received a grant from the Community Foundation for Surrey’s RAISE fund, which has enabled us to do some important behind the scenes work to…

LYP goes to Parliament!

This week we had the privilege of being invited to a Parliamentary Reception by the Lloyds Bank Foundation. The event, held at the House of Commons, was for small and medium sized charities working within disadvantaged communities. Joe Crome attended…