News

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…

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…