Social Transformation

Christmas Kindness Appeal Guildford

Christmas Kindness includes a pop up Lighthouse event run at the Founders Studio. This annual event reaches out to those families most in need in our local community. It is an opportunity to bring kindness, hope and joy to families who are finding life a real struggle at the moment – with the cost of living crisis and fuel bills soaring. 

Families are referred to us by local schools, and we will be inviting them to come along to Founders to one of our events to browse our second hand toy store, pick up some winter warmer essentials, enjoy a break in own Cozy Cafe and pick up a gift voucher for the Entertainer so they can choose a gift for their child. Everything is free to those who attend.


This year we are running 2 midweek events that we are inviting parents and carers along to only, so they can pick up Christmas gifts and goodies for their children 

Wednesday 22nd Nov: 7-9pm

Thursday 23rd Nov: 10-12pm


Join a Team: Sign Up Here

We need team for both events and set-up prior to the event days. 

Donation sorting / set up dates:

Thursday 16th Nov from 9am-12pm

Tuesday 21st Nov from 8-10pm

Wednesday 22nd Nov from 10-2pm

Event Days

Wednesday 22nd Nov: 6-9pm

Thursday 23rd Nov: 9-12pm

Donate Items

Winter Warmer Essentials : good condition pre-loved coats, jumpers, hoodies, scarves, gloves, onesies for all ages

Secondhand Toy Store: good condition, complete small to medium toys and games (no soft toys)

Stocking filler items

Drop off before church to the Yvonne Arnaud: 5th or 19th November or to Founders 12th November

Drop off to Founders at other times by arrangement: email Sue on

Donate Money

If you’re unable to volunteer, you can still support the event by donating to the Christmas Kindness Appeal.

The Big Toy Giveaway

We’ll have a wide selection of toys looking for new homes. Come down to Park Church, Church Lane East, Aldershot, GU11 3ST, to have a look and grab something new!


Friday, 10th November, 12pm – 5pm

Saturday 11th November, 11am – 1pm


If you have toys you would like to give towards the toy giveway, you can drop them off at Park Church (GU11 3ST) on one of the following days:

Friday, 3rd November, 8:30am – 1:30pm

Thursday, 9th November, 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Donate Money

You can support the event by donating to the Christmas Kindness Appeal.

Your donation towards our social transformation work can help bring some joy and hope to our local friends and neighbours.

Regular Opportunities at The Lighthouse, Woking

The Lighthouse in Woking is currently recruiting for volunteers for different projects – click on the links below for full job descriptions and details of the vacancies.

The Cosy Tea & Coffee House
Jigsaw Hub
Jigsaw Storehouse projects

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the Lighthouse roles, please email and we will come back to you as soon as possible.

Other Opportunities with Local Charities

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

For people living on a low income life is tough. It impacts every aspect of their lives. Are you interested in helping them gain practical skills and discover a brighter future?

Ann Mather from CAP is currently recruiting for volunteers to help run their CAP Life Skills Course and their CAP Money Courses in Guildford. For more information on these CAP courses:

CAP Life Skills Course   CAP Money Course