Local Giving 


Not for profit organisations run by volunteers’ sit at the heart of our communities. They provide an incredibly important function and we feel passionate about promoting their services.

A dedicated space will be reserved to promote these unsung pillars at the heart of our town. There will be no cost to feature in either of our print or digital platforms, we know and understand the increasing struggle these organisations face and hope we can help drive new members through raising awareness within the communities they support. 

YLLBB contributes 50% of proceeds from our "Perfect Gift Ideas" initiative to various local charities. Click Gift Ideas for inspiration of what is available to purchase locally now.

yllbb - Charity Stripey Stork

Our local baby bank based in Reigate has been helping vulnerable families since 2013 across Surrey and sometimes beyond. They collect new and pre-loved items for babies and children (equipment, clothes, furniture and toys) and distribute them, via a network of support services, to families in need. They believe that every child deserves the same start in life and support this notion by sharing items families have outgrown. There are lots of ways to get involved, from donating items (see monthly wish list on their website), to fundraising and volunteering.


51a Albert Road North, Reigate EH2 9EL

yllbb local charity - Loveworks

Loveworks - A Reigate based charity running projects to help tackle poverty and social isolation in our local community.We offer foodbanks in Woodhatch and Merstham, monthly cuppa tea club and an community allotment Garden. Loveworks relies on volunteers, food donations and fundraising to support all projects and local people in need.

3a-7a Bell Street, Reigate RH2 7BH

yllbb Charity - Reigate Grammar Changing Lives

Changing Lives - Launched in 2014, the Changing Lives campaign, through amazing local support, has already provided opportunities for 44 local children in need to attend RGS. However, with over 5000 children under the age of 11 identified as living in poverty within the Reigate and Banstead borough alone, social mobility remains a serious issue. To learn more about the Changing Lives campaign and how to support, then please contact us as per below.

Reigate Road, Reigate RH2 0QS

yllbb Charity - Lucy Rayner Foundation

The Lucy Rayner Foundation – Provides services that are dedicated in building mental health resilience in young people. Last year the charity supported over 639 young people via their coffee mornings, 1:1 counselling, workshops and talks around understanding what the signs and symptoms of mental illness are, how talking about your feelings is key.

Suite 5, 2nd Floor Tower House, 3 Crowmwell Road, Redhill RH1 1RT

yllbb Charity - Dayspace

Dayspace  - A day provision committed to providing person- centred activities for people within the learning disability community in Surrey. Tailored to meet our customers’ diverse needs, we have developed a programme of sessions to interest, challenge and educate, as well as being lots of fun!

57 Albert Road North, Reigate RH2 9EL

yllbb Charity - Crossroads

Crossroads Care Surrey - We strive to improve quality of life for Surrey Carers, enabling them to take a break with peace of mind, leaving their loved one in safe and reliable hands.

We care for adults and children with complex care needs including physical disability, learning differences and medical conditions. Please look at our website today to see how we can support you.

121 Kingston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7SU

yllbb Charity - Giant Pledge

The Giant Pledge - Help Beat Childhood Cancer is a local charitable initiative in support of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. After the Woodall’s four-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer they created this campaign to fund childhood cancer research and support.

Projects include the renovation of an isolation room at East Surrey Hospital, funding paediatric oncology research posts, a psychologist and two play therapists to hand hold children through their cancer treatment.


yllbb Charity - Surrey Fostering

Surrey County Council - Fostering Service

We’re looking for foster carers for children aged 0-18 years. If you can open your home and heart to a child, we would love to hear from you.

Our vision is that: “Every child and young person will be safe, healthy, creative, and have the personal confidence, skills and
opportunities to contribute and achieve
more than thought possible”.

0800 096 9626

yllbb Charity - Sash

Sash Charity - Your local hospital charity. We are the charity for East Surrey Hospital, and the whole of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH). Your support helps the local hospitals go above and beyond for patients and families. For more on how your support is already making a difference visit www.sashcharity.org

East Surrey Hosptial, Redhill RH1 5RH

yllbb Charity - Mertham Mix

The Merstham Mix Café  - A not for profit company, which serves delicious and wholesome daily specials. Our team of helpful staff and volunteers use high-quality donated produce alongside our core food suppliers to offer affordable meals. At the moment we’re offering a meal delivery service to vulnerable and non-vulnerable people and a take-away service at the Café, all within the Government guidelines. Please visit our website for more information.

Community Hub 2a Portland Drive, Merstham RH1 3HY

yllbb Charity - Samaritans

Samaritans - Providing confidential emotional support for anyone who may be going through a difficult time or struggling to cope. Samaritans can be contacted at any time of day or night, 365 days of the year, for free, from any ‘phone on 116 123 and the number will not show up on their ‘phone bill. People can also email us at jo@samaritans.org. Your support could help to save a life. To find out how you can support our branch in Reigate, whether by donating or volunteering, please visit our website:


Renewed Hope – A local charity for the homeless, isolated and vulnerable in East Surrey. Since 2013 we've offered practical solutions and emotional support through our year-round daily Drop-In, Real Meal every Sunday, and the Winter Night Shelter between December and March. Alongside the provision of meals, foodbank vouchers and clothing, we provide direct support to our clients responding to their specific needs regardless of how complex their situation.

We assist in finding housing and employment, and we work closely with statutory organisations and partnership agencies to improve the quality of life for our guests. In March 2020 we set up a foodbank delivery service, working with our local council. This enables us to provide for our existing beneficiaries and the wider community. This is all made possible with the help of our dedicated and willing volunteers.

Shrewsbury Road, Redhill RH1 6BH

yllbb Charity - Dorking School of the Performing Arts

Dorking School of Performing Arts - Part of not-for-profit organisation Big Bold Youth CIC, has been providing the town with high-quality affordable and accessible drama activities for young people since 2017. From fun- packed weekly drama classes (including LAMDA exams) to themed holiday workshops throughout the year, our membership fees start at just £20 per month with 50% off for siblings and extra support for students with SEND. Book your free trial today!

Old Pixham School, Pixham Lane, Dorking RH4 1PQ

yllbb Charity - Grace

Grace - A gynaecological cancer charity dedicated to funding vital equipment and research to improve the treatment, recovery and survival rates of women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers.

To talk to us about how you can help us save the lives of local women email us at info@grace-charity.org.uk


The Children’s Trust - Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability the opportunity to live the best life possible, by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK.  

The Children’s Trust, based in Tadworth Surrey, will be launching the ‘Shine a Light’ exhibition later this year. The exhibition will highlight key milestones in every child’s journey, showing how different every journey can be following a brain injury. The photos, submitted by the young people the charity has supported throughout their 37-year history, will be shown in an online gallery, alongside a written account detailing their story. The Children’s Trust hopes to show them at an event once guidelines permit. 

23 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AD


We’re here to help anyone who, for whatever reason, has reached a financial crisis point and cannot afford to feed themselves. This can happen to anyone – please get in touch!

Needing help:

  • You’ll be made very welcome and receive an emergency food parcel to make three day’s worth of nutritious meals plus some additional refreshments, toiletries and cleaning products
  • We are open on Tuesdays 4.45pm-5.45pm and Thursdays 2.30pm-3.30pm
  • The Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking RH4 1DW

Giving help:

  • Please contact us for more information about donating food, money or volunteering

Dorking Area Foodbank
CTD Office, The Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking RH4 1DW
Tel:  07494 226743


Brooklands School in Reigate is a first-class specialist school for children aged 2-11 with a range of physical and developmental disabilities, including autism. 

The Friends of Brooklands School (FOBS) is the PTA and a registered charity (No. 255861). Our mission is to enhance the education of the children at Brooklands by funding extra resources and specialist equipment to help our children reach their full potential.

Although Brooklands is a state school, we do not receive funding from the local authority for these essential 'added extras' – we are entirely reliant on donations, fundraising within our school community, and charitable trusts and foundations. As a relatively small school, this is always a demanding task. 

27 Wray Park Rd, Reigate RH2 0DF