2022 was a challenging year for many people, and if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s the importance of communities coming together to get through difficult times. I recently became aware of one project nearby that is working to bring together the community in North Leatherhead.
The Leatherhead Community Hub is an umbrella organisation bringing together 8 local charities and businesses who were active in the local community. Together they took over a lease on an old NLCC building and completely refurbished it, largely through local fundraising. They turned the space into a new café, well-being garden, spaces for hire and a friendly and welcoming hub for North Leatherhead. Since they opened, the café has been gaining loyal customers, and more and more activities are taking place at the community spaces including dance classes, yoga and support groups.
As a local business in Leatherhead, I bought the idea to Fiona to support the project by providing a few hours of Graphic Design time to promote their activities. Always willing to support a good cause, Fiona agreed!
So far Jellybean have supported Leatherhead Community Hub by creating:
- A 4-page leaflet with an overview of the charities involved, the café, and activities happening at the Hub. This was dropped into letterboxes in the local area and added to local noticeboards.
- A poster and graphics to promote a Christmas Community Feast – a free dinner for local families (which was fully booked just hours after the posters went up!)
- Social graphics to promote the charity on their various social channels.
We’re looking forward to continuing to help them in 2023!
“Thank you … for everything you’ve done for LCH. You have been such a great addition to the team. We are so lucky!”
Chair of Operations Team at Leatherhead Community Hub