On Sunday 3rd March the Mayor of Richmond, Rita Palmer, visited Kew Village Market to present cheques totalling £3,050 – the profit from the last quarter’s organisation of the market – to five local charities:
- Countess of Derby’s Charity received £1,000 for grants for elderly Kew residents living in straitened circumstances
- Darell School received £500 towards a multi-use games area in the junior playground
- Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre received £500 to pay for a much-needed new laptop
- Orange Tree Theatre received £500 for their community and education programme
- Pensford Field received £530 to buy a fit-for-purpose lawnmover
Since the market launched 18 months ago it has given a total of £8,530 to local good causes. It makes donations quarterly and this is the biggest to date.
The Mayor said: ‘I call Kew Market the hidden gem, though it’s becoming known much wider afield. I tell everyone about it – it has such a wonderful atmosphere and quality foods and crafts, as well as giving back to the community in charity donations. I feel proud to be part of its success!’
If you know a cause worthy of a donation, see our Charity page.