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.


Local establishments

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


Local Churches

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


Local Schools

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:

Surbiton High SchoolHoly Cross SchoolKingston Grammar

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

Emily Marathon

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!