Mayor celebrates Market’s first birthday
Richmond Mayor Cllr Rita Palmer joined the celebrations at Kew Village Market on Sunday 7th October 2012. She congratulated volunteers on their hard work and talked to stall holders. The Mayor also cut a celebration cake which was made by Maddy Hilman, one of the stall holders who has had a stall since the first market day in October 2011.
Cllr Palmer also presented cheques to local charities to whom the Market has made grants. Clare Granger, from SPEAR received £1000 to help with their work with local homeless people.
FitzRoy’s Jan Deane collected a cheque for £800 to provide automatic door openers and card swipes at Silver Birches House in Marchmont Road, Richmond, She said the residents at the home for people with severe mental and physical disabilities would be able to use the assistive technology to get into their rooms and also to keep their possessions safe.
The local branch of Rotary received £400 to help provide dictionaries for children in Kew. President elect Suzannne Sheriff said that 400 illustrated dictionaries were bought each year for pupils in Year 5 at the eight schools in Kew.
Anita Cuppola, MBE from Small Steps was given a cheque for £500 to help pre-school children with cerebral palsy or other forms of motor or sensory impairment develop skills and to offer training for their parents Based in Roehampton Small Steps School has been supporting children and their parents for nearly fifteen years now.