Volunteering in Loughton


Do you want to offer a helping hand to people in our local community? There are 100s of people in Loughton who are living alone or need a little bit of support. Loughton Voluntary Care depends on its army of volunteers to provide transport, social activities, training and other services to the people of Loughton.

Loughton Voluntary Care is looking for volunteers who can offer time regularly or occasionally when available. We have many different opportunities to suit different talents, interests and availability. All that is required is a little bit of time, and a sincere desire to support the community.

If you are interested in volunteering contact the Loughton Voluntary Care office by email (info@loughtonvoluntarycare.org.uk) or phone (0208 508 6114), and ask to speak with our Coordinator Janet to discuss the right options for you.

Cycle Rhythm Sponsored Spin raises over GBP1,000 for LVC

Hats off to the team at Cycle Rhythm  who raised the fantastic amount of GBP1054 for LVC through their  Sponsored Cycle Spin in November.

The group raised the money through a strenuous 3 hour cycle ride in the Cycle Rhythm studio in  Loughton (above Robert Dyas).   Thanks to the whole group whose sweat and perseverance earned their sponsorship, and particularly to Group Instructor Laura, and Alison and Pierre.

Thanks as well to Steve Mucklow, the owner of Cycle Rhythm,  who supported the event and donated the use of the studio.

Thanks to St Mary’s

Our thanks to St Mary’s Church who has kindly donated GBP750 from their Away Giving Fund.   LVC has always had a close association with St. Mary’s  as our founding chairman and co-ordinator worshipped there.  Recently it has been a pleasure to work with the Church on the Fish and Chip lunch which attracts about 30 diners monthly.


Farewell Treasurer Ted

Ted Richardson retired from the Committee of Loughton Voluntary Care earlier this year. He had been our treasurer since April 1997, almost 20 years of fiscal prudence for LVC!  Additionally he was a very regular driver, enabling clients to get to Moorfields, Barts, and Royal London Hospitals.  We thank Ted and his wife Julie for their long years of service to the Loughton community, and wish them the very best as they make the most of their extra time.


Sponsored Cycle Spin at Cycle Rhythm, Loughton High Road on November 12th

Proceeds donated to Loughton Voluntary Care

Cycle Rhythm is a state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio offering a high intensity, low impact workout with proven benefits. Our classes combine music, passionate instructors and high-spec cycles to create an exhilarating workout suitable for everyone, no matter their level of experience or fitness. A Cycle Rhythm class is sure to burn calories, blast fat, tone muscles and help you to achieve increased cardiovascular strength and endurance. Each bike is fitted with a console which allows you to track and record progress. A leader board is displayed at the front of the studio throughout each class, showing your performance data in real-time and enabling you to compete with other riders.

At Cycle Rhythm, we are keen to support local charities and put our efforts in class towards a good cause. Our riders will challenge themselves to complete a 3-hour continuous endurance session lead by instructor Laura Gilbert on Saturday 12th November.
All proceeds will be donated to Loughton Voluntary Care.

Loughton Voluntary Care News & Events

This will be where all of LVC’s latest news will be published.

Loughton Voluntary Care has been operating in the IG10 area, in some form, for over 50 years
A Loughton-based organisation, Community Care, was launched as a response to the building of the Debden and other estates in the late 1940s and 50s when the population of Loughton doubled over 10 years. There was pressure from the churches to provide transport to hospitals, home visits to older people and care in the home. The scheme was manned by volunteers and supported financially by the district council.

In 1982, following meetings with church leaders, GPs, district council officers and social workers, Community Care was restructured as Loughton Voluntary Care with Margaret Lawrance as Co-ordinator, a commitment she continued for 30 years. Although LVC is proud to be sponsored by Churches Together in Loughton, we welcome volunteers and clients from all faiths and none. We continue to be grant-funded by Epping Forest District Council and have also received financial help from the Charles S French Charitable Trust and Loughton Town Council. Much of our income comes from donations made by our clients.

The bulk of our work remains transporting older, frail people to medical appointments – hospitals, clinics and surgeries. We also continue to provide a visiting and shopping service to housebound clients. LVC is committed to supporting older people in their desire to live an independent life.