Do you want to help your Spethorne community? Do you want to volunteer in Laleham?
Lalehamis a village beside theRiver Thames, immediately downriver fromStaines-upon-Thamesin theSpelthorneborough ofSurrey. In its south is Laleham Park by theRiver Thames. Across green belt farmland to its north and south east areAshfordandShepperton, to its east are woods thenQueen Mary Reservoir.Penton Hook Lockis on the border with Staines andLaleham Burwayis directly across the river.
Historically,there may have been a 1st-centuryRomanmarching camp on the field which is now part ofMatthew Arnold School and Iron Age spearheads from the 5th century have been found in the River Thames at Laleham Ferry.
The Middlesex section of theDomesday Bookof 1086 records the village asLeleham. TheChurch of England parish churchofAll Saintsdates from the 12th century but was largely rebuilt in brick about 1600 and the present tower was built in 1780.It is aGrade I listed building.In the 13th century Westminster Abbey had agrangeandwatermillon the banks of theThamesnear 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.