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Pitstop facing homelessness and seeks building to call its own

The Pitstop have been forced to take the decision to temporarily suspend operations.

Chairman of Trustees Richard Langtry explains: “The Pitstop has been operating out of temporary accommodation since our base at Leatherhead Football Club was washed away in the floods of January 2013. Sadly, despite much hard work and pro-active searching on behalf of our volunteers, staff, trustees and supporters we have been unable to secure either temporary or long term premises to move into after our time at the United Reformed Church Leatherhead comes to a close at the end of August and this will leave us without a base.

Over the last 18 months we have been desperately looking for new accommodation and have pursued two very promising options, however, for various reasons beyond our control neither possibilities come to fruition.   In the absence of any other viable options the Trustees have been forced to take the sad decision to temporarily close daily operations. We hope this will be for a very short time until a new location is found, but in the meantime we are appealing to all our supporters to assist us in the search for a new property.  We are working with various property agents and being supported by Mole Valley District Council in our search, however, if you are aware of an empty property in Leatherhead then do please get in touch.  We have an exciting, progressive and sustainable vision for the charity but which relies solely on finding a Forever Home within which to welcome and support our clients.  The sooner we can find one, the sooner we can re-start operations.  In the meantime we want to thank everyone for their continuing support and faith in the charity – our heart is still beating loud and strong and we will be back in operation as soon as we possibly can”

 

The Pitstop is asking the Leatherhead community and our supporters to come forward with any suggestions for a building that the charity can call home.

 

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