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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.

 Breaking News 

In Memory: Paul Gruzalski

After a long illness, one of our long time volunteers, Paul Gruzalski, passed away on March 24, 2024.  Paul will be remembered with love and affection by trustees, staff and clients for all he did for The Meeting Room.  He was a regular volunteer, even in the midst of debilitating illness, and will be best known for his love of playing Scrabble and for sharing his love of writing with his own self-published books.  Paul will be greatly missed and all of us at The Meeting Room are incredibly thankful he spent so much time with us.  Our thoughts at this time are with his wife, Gill, and all his family.  Thank you, Paul.

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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 above 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.

In partnership with

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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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