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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…

AllSaints Coffee Shop launch compostable & biodegradable takeaway cups!

AllSaints Coffee Shop is launching fully Compostable and Biodegradable takeaway cups! This is a really exciting development for us and is another example of AllSaints showing great community leadership! The decision to stock compostable and biodegradable cups comes with increasing…

Plans for 2018!

It’s 2018 and we are really excited about delivering another year of quality youth work! Here is a look at our line up:   BFree Youth Café – We’re hoping for another fantastic year of BFree, our main relational hub,…

Oli Bell steps into interim General Manager role

Leatherhead Youth Project (LYP) would like to announce an exciting development for the organisation. With Joe Crome moving on from LYP to take on a new role as the Director of Philanthropy at The Community Foundation For Surrey, Oli Bell will…

LYP featured on BBC Surrey for Children in Need!

We’re really pleased to unveil a new feature from BBC Surrey which highlights our grant from BBC Children in Need. The video showcases the BFree Youth Cafe project, which we are very grateful to currently receive funding for from Children…

Joe Crome moving on to pastures new

As one of our key supporters and a friend of LYP we have exciting news to share with you. For the last 4 years Joe Crome, our General Manager, has been very successfully leading the LYP team, through a number…

High Sheriff of Surrey Robert Napier visits LYP

We were delighted to host High Sheriff Robert Napier for a visit on Friday 22nd September. Robert has taken a keen interest in the subject of school exclusion and how youth organisations can prevent young people becoming excluded, and we…

CSE event helps parents keep children safe online

In the past year we’ve seen a growing number of cases of young people being contacted on social media by strangers and in some cases being sent indecent images. Working closely with Mole Valley Police, who have seen Mole Valley…

Into The Wild expedition offers young people a new experience

Into The Wild report – 24th and 25th June 2017 On Sunday afternoon, a dozen exhausted and very proud young people, smelling mainly of bonfires and body odour, completed the first Into The Wild expedition. An exciting wilderness adventure into…

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…