Kew Village Market has made more grants to local charities from profits from the markets. £500 will be going to Darrell Road School to help families buy school uniforms and another £500 is going to the local Youth Club to replace worn out equipment.
The money going to Darrell Road School will be added to their Uniform Fund for families on free school meals to help them buy uniforms for children. There is a special urgency for this because in September a new school uniform is being introduced.
Kew Youth Club Kew Youth Club is to use their £500 to re-stock the arts and crafts table, mend the air hockey table, and purchase up-to-date games as well as to run three ‘taster’ sessions for the current year 6 children from schools in the area.
Market spokesman Simon Fowler said, “We are very pleased to be supporting these organisations in this way.” He added that all of the Market Committee’s profits are earmarked for local charities.
This is the second round of grants. Earlier in the year Kew Village Market helped Kew Community Trust and the local Out of School Trust.
Simon added: “We are always looking to help local charities in any way. They are welcome to have stalls or raise money in other ways on market days, as well as apply for grants.” Details about how to apply can be found here.
The next Market will be held on Sunday 1 July between 10am and 2pm.