Kew’s Out of School Club and Community Trust are the first beneficiaries of grants from Kew Village Market. Each received £500 to help local people use their services.
The Out of School Club’s money will be used to help disadvantaged children use the Club’s services during half terms and holidays. Based at the Barn Church the Club provides after school and holiday care for local children aged 4 – 11. Janet Deboo, its organiser said: “This generous donation will help us make sure that everyone who wants to come to the Out of School Club will be able to. In these difficult economic times the Club tries to keep fees as affordable as possible and this means subsidised places will be available for all who may need them.”
At the Kew Community Trust, the grant will be helping bring local elderly people to the St Luke Centre in The Avenue on Mondays. David Polya explains: “the money will help provide a specially adapted minibus to take the frailest and least mobile of our members into the Club on a Monday so that they can join their friends for a hot lunch, chat to their friends, play board games and join in any social events that we specifically arrange on the day. Without this help our members would find it very difficult to get to the Club.”
The Market welcomes applications from local charities in Kew and Richmond. Details about how to apply can be found on our charity page.