Swap Shop – We Need …

We have established  a Uniform Swap Shop to serve families with Merstham, Redhill and Reigate to access affordable school uniform. The purpose of the “uniform swap” is to recycle gently used uniforms within our community to ensure that all students can wear school uniform with pride.

Families are encouraged to donate their good quality clean items which are to small and up size for ones which fit. All items of uniform are welcome including: jumpers, cardigans, fleeces, shirts, dresses, trousers, shorts, shoes,  PE kit, rain coats & book bags. We have also expand to include Scout and Guide Uniforms, Football kit and Ballet Clothes.


The swap shop is available when ever 28 Portland Drive is operational. Donations will be accepted at anytime we are operational. We will be stocking uniform from any preschool, nursery ,infant, junior or senior school in Merstham, Redhill and Reigate.

Contact details: Mandy Jenkins  Charity Manager

email manager@mcft.org.uk        Telephone: 07522 922 124


New hub building

Progress on the New Community Hub

As can be seen the building work on the new hub continues. It is hoped that it will open and operational by the late summer

We are currently working on a new range of activities and class for the community. If you have any ideas, please pop in and see Mandy at 28 Portland Drive.

Thanks Mandy Jenkins

Charity Officer and Volunteer Co-ordinator

email manager@mcft.org.uk        Telephone: 07522 922 124


We would love to hear from you if you would like to give some of your time to help us run the Facility and support local people. We currently need volunteers for the following roles:

  • IT Buddy
  • Receptionist
  • Key Holder
  • Caretaker

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, Call Mandy (MCFT manager)  on Mobile Tele: 07522 922 124 or Email us: info@mcft.org.uk

Our Supporters

Merstham Community Facility Trust is a Charity (No. 1121420) set up to provide a venue in the heart of Merstham for the benefit of our community.

The majority of our income is generated through hire fees, with the remainder coming from grants. The Trust only exists because of the generousity of our supporters including:

  • Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
  • Learning and Skills Council (facilitated by Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership)
  • Raven Housing Trust
  • Merstham Millennium Trust
  • Surrey Community Foundation (Grassroots Fund)
  • Anchor Staying Put
  • Surrey County Council Local Area Committee
  • Reigate and Banstead CVS
  • Wates
  • Cargill Cares
  • Credit Suisse

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is a science-based addiction support group where participants learn self empowering skills and support one another in their recovery. The group is suitable for anyone wanting to recover from addictive behaviour.

We have suspended our regular SMART meeting. There are meetings in Redhill, Reigate and Caterham as well as further afield. Full details are available from the SMART Recovery website @ https://www.smartrecovery.org.uk/