Partners in the Community
Joel Community Services would not exist if were not for the support of our local community. Here we celebrate the local parterships we have built over the years.
Kingston University Nando's Kingston Nando's New Malden Lush Bijoux Cafe
M&S Bausch and Lombe Charity Job Collect Gym Thames Ditton
NCS The Challenge The 50 Foundation Surbiton ProBus Club Kinsgton Rotary Club
The Rose Theatre SuperHighways John Lewis Tricorn Residents Association
British Land Surbiton Farmer's Market SMarties Club WoW Kingston
Tolworth United Reformed Church Roman Catholic Church of St Agathas All Saints Church
Chessington Methodist Church Sisters of the Holy Cross St George's Tolworth
London One Nation Church Holy Trinity Claygate St Matthew's Surbiton
St Paul's Kingston Hill St John the Evangelist St Nicholas' Church Christ Church
Teddington Baptist Church St Joseph's OLI CAFE Group Kingston Quakers
We have students from local schools involved, in varying ways, with our work. In 2016 we were supported by teachers, parents and pupils from the following schools:
Local supporters take on sponsored challanges
Peter Clarke, trustee and volunteer at Joel did a 142 mile ride from Kingston to Bristol with a small number of fellow cyclists from a cycling group he belongs to. "The ride over 41/2 days was a great experience with some wonderful views on the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal and some lovely Wiltshire countryside. There were some strenuous bits one of which bent my rear wheel necessitating a quick wheel replacement, not quite as quick as they do it on the Tour de France! Bristol Temple Meads station looked a grand sight in the bright sunshine at the end of a 142 mile ride"
Alan and Lynnette Peckett raise funds for us through selling their handmade cards at Teddington Baptist Church.
During the summer we were visited by Barbara Knight who donated single sheets, a quilt cover and pillowcases. Barbara visited the project for the first time and immediately decided to host a coffee morning at her house later in the week. She raised an incredible £150
Our volunteer Emily Torode is a fan of physical challenges, this year she has run a marathon, and persuaded her mum to swim in the freezing Brockwell Lido, all to raise awareness of our work and to raise funds!