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Who are we?

The Meeting Room is a registered charity operating in the Mole Valley and Epsom areas. The charity was founded in 2014 by Graham Peddie MBE, who was a leading advocate for assisting the most vulnerable people in our community. Our clients are of all backgrounds and ages and our focus is to provide meaningful support to those with a wide variety of issues including homelessness, poverty, physical or mental health difficulties, breakdown of relationships, social exclusion and loneliness and issues with alcohol or drugs.
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The Meeting Room is often the first port of call for the homeless, those struggling with poverty or with addictions and those for whom social exclusion and loneliness is an everyday reality.

I walked in and Graham asked me if I was thirsty or hungry. After sitting me down with a drink, hot lunch and chatting to me Graham made some phone calls and within 1 hour of me arriving had secured a place for me at the hostel in Leatherhead.

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Winter Appeal 2023

 

In the run-up to Christmas, we are launching our Winter Appeal for this year.  We are asking for your support in the hope of raising funds to help more people in our local community at this especially challenging time.  We believe we can make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people, who are in need of our help.  For more information and to donate, please click on the button below.  Thank You!

 

 

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2023

The Christmas period is approaching fast, and it is a very special and important time at The Meeting Room - for our staff, volunteers, supporters, and of course, for our clients. This year, we’re making a few changes as we adapt to our clients’ needs and what is happening in our local community. After much thought and consideration, we will not be hosting lunch on Christmas Day at Fetcham Village Hall this year, but instead, we will be holding two Christmas lunch parties – one at our Ashtead drop-in on Tuesday, December 12th, and one at our Epsom drop-in on Thursday, December 14th. Attendance at these two events is by reservation only, so please talk to one of our staff members, as places are limited. On Christmas Eve, we will also be delivering a home-made Christmas lunch and goodies hamper to those in need or alone on Christmas Day. In addition, we will be hosting a Christmas party for our clients, staff, and volunteers on Monday 18th at our Leatherhead drop-in and also, delivering presents to families most in need in the lead-up to Christmas. So, our Christmas timetable looks like this -
 

Tuesday, December 12th – Christmas lunch for clients at Ashtead Baptist Church
Thursday, December 14th – Christmas lunch for clients at Kings Church in Epsom
Monday, December 18th – Christmas party for clients, volunteers; supporters at Leatherhead FC
Sunday, December 24 th – Delivery of Christmas lunch and goodies hamper

 

For more information on any aspect of our Christmas Events, please contact our Operations Manager, Karen - karen.money@themeetingroom.org.uk  And finally, a huge thank you to all our supporters and volunteers who give so much at this time of year. A Very Merry Christmas to you all!

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VOLUNTEER APPEAL

Do you have a few hours a month to help out?  We are looking for volunteers in the following areas - fundraising specialists, social media/digital marketing, drop-in assistants, activity helpers, administration, and logistics.  For more information, click on <People & Volunteers> button below or just contact us for a chat about how you could join our amazing team.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE MEETING ROOM?

 

Check out all that is happening at The Meeting Room including walks, table tennis, trips and events.  Click on the 'News & Events' box below for more details.

We run lunchtime time drop-in centres in Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom (see Drop-ins for current list). Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming environment, a hot meal and the opportunity to talk to our trained staff about whatever issues our clients are facing.

Many of our clients do not have a support network of friends and family to help them overcome the challenges in their daily lives. Our highly skilled and experienced staff can provide advice and guidance in areas such as benefits, finance, work, accommodation, personal or health issues and we can signpost them to other agencies if needed. We also assist clients with attending medical related appointments. In addition, with mental health & well-being in mind, we have a comprehensive program of activities including day trips and residential outings to build confidence and self-esteem.

What do we do?

“The Meeting Room helped me get out of a dark place. I’ve met friends who understand what it is like. I am diabetic so the lunches have helped me keep healthy. The opportunity of counselling has given me the space and opportunity to talk to a professional and move forward.”

Become
a volunteer!

We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with all our activities.  If you are interested in helping with cooking, assisting our staff at the lunchtime drop-ins or any other capacity, please contact us.
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Keep in touch

Call us
07413 978422

Registered Address:

57 Cannon Grove, Fetcham, Leatherhead,

Surrey KT22 9LP

Charity number: 1165351

The Meeting Room is a charity registered in the UK.

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Keep in touch

Call us
07413 978422

Registered Address:

57 Cannon Grove, Fetcham, Leatherhead,

Surrey KT22 9LP

Charity number: 1165351

The Meeting Room is a charity registered in the UK.

In partnership with

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kings_church.png
ashtead_baptist_sign_edited.png
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© 2021 The Meeting Room  |  Privacy Policy

Website designed by kokodesign

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