Causes for celebration!
We’re looking forward to seeing you on Sunday 3rd March for a very special Kew Village Market. As well as a spread of 34 stalls of foodie treats and handmade crafts, we’ll be giving away money – to local good causes.
All the profits made by the Kew Village Market Committee are donated to charity, and this month we’ve a record amount to give away: £3,030 will be shared between five deserving causes.
What will the money be used for? In a couple of cases to replace equipment that’s beyond repair, with a fit-for-purpose lawnmower for the Pensford Field Trust and for the Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre a much-needed new laptop. Darrell School, which only has tarmac playgrounds, will receive a donation towards an all-year-round grassed pitch for ball games. There’ll be a contribution to the Orange Tree Theatre for their Community and Education Programme, covering a host of activities from a Shakespeare project for primary schools to a concert party tour of care homes. And the Countess of Derby’s Charity will receive a grant for their excellent work giving financial help to elderly Kew residents living alone in straitened circumstances.
We’re delighted to say that the Mayor of Richmond, Rita Palmer, will be joining us to hand over the cheques at midday. And to help the celebrations go with a swing there’ll be live music – Oddfellas, who sing and play everything from banjo to bass and mandolin to spoons, will be coming to the aid of the party.
But before you set out, don’t forget to visit our website to plan your shopping list – find out which stalls will be at the market here. Kew Jam fans will want to know that the Preserve of the Month will be Fig and Ginger.
And if you know of a cause worthy of a donation, see our Charity page. Since the market started we’ve given away £8,530 – and as its success grows month by month there’ll be more where that came from.
Thank you to our loyal customers and stallholders – you’ve made the market the success it is – and see you on Sunday!
As always the Market takes place in front of Kew Gardens station between 10am and 2pm this Sunday, 3rd March.