As a church we are passionate about
serving our community with compassion.
Extra Smile helps us focus outward, reaching those in our community by different means.
LGCC Extra Smile
Initiatives & Partnerships
Extra Smile Week & Project Day's
Extra Smile: Project Day’s (formerly The Extra Smile Project) exists to support individuals and families at crisis point through practical help. We believe that by transforming someone’s environment, you can help bring hope to their circumstance.
The Extra Smile Week is about mobilising the whole LGCC family to show God’s love through practical ways by meeting the needs within our communities and spheres of influence.
Many families in our towns struggle to keep up with the constant demand of growing children and the clothes they grow out of. School Uniforms can be expensive, and often fall to the bottom of our priorities when times are tight.
We supply uniforms for various primary schools in letchworth that are in great condition (including many new items!) for as little as 20p per item..
We are a team of trained mentors, providing support to disadvantaged families with primary aged children through one-to-one mentoring. We work with families who have emerging/targeted needs.
Each mentor is a “friend with a purpose”, meeting with the family 1-2hrs a week, for a year. We work with the family to achieve particular life goals, from finding work, encouraging community engagement, parenting, improving health and wellbeing, and much more.
Our desire is to see families in tough places flourish in our local community.
CAP Job Club
Your local CAP Job Club is a friendly place where you will get practical help as you seek employment. It’s a relaxed environment with the chance to meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools you need to find work.
Being unemployed can be hard to deal with on your own, but being part of one of our 156 CAP Job Clubs means you face the challenge with other people in similar situations.