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Do you want to help your Spethorne community? Do you want to volunteer in Laleham?

Laleham is a village beside the River Thames, immediately downriver from Staines-upon-Thames in the Spelthorne borough of Surrey. In its south is Laleham Park by the River Thames. Across green belt farmland to its north and south east are Ashford and Shepperton, to its east are woods then Queen Mary Reservoir. Penton Hook Lock is on the border with Staines and Laleham Burway is directly across the river.

Historically,there may have been a 1st-century Roman marching camp on the field which is now part of Matthew Arnold School and Iron Age spearheads from the 5th century have been found in the River Thames at Laleham Ferry.

The Middlesex section of the Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Leleham. The Church of England parish church of All Saints dates from the 12th century but was largely rebuilt in brick about 1600 and the present tower was built in 1780. It is a Grade I listed building. In the 13th century Westminster Abbey had a grange and watermill on the banks of the Thames near the site of Laleham Abbey.

This historic place is somewhere anyone of any age can volunteer in a number of different ways. Volunteering is a massively beneficial way to use your time, not only for your own health and wellbeing, but also for those that you help. It’s also a great way to make friends and meet new people of all ages.

If you would like help the community please let us help you find your ideal volunteer role by getting in touch with your Staines Volunteer Centre.