May Fair 2018

Richmond Good Neighbours will once again be holding its popular bottle tombola at the Richmond May Fair on Saturday 12th May.

We would be extremely grateful for any donations of bottles to swell the number of prizes: any contributions are welcome, but we do find wine is the most popular prize, and we would like to retain our reputation as the best bottle tombola at the Fair! If you would like to offer a prize, please contact Hilary O’Brien, the Organiser, by phone on 020 3538 4060 or email.

Come and visit our stall on the day (easily identifiable by its green and white striped gazebo and its large array of prizes!). Try your luck to win a bottle, meet some of our volunteers, and find out more about us.

My Life in Films – helping people with dementia

My Life in Films is a small charity based in Richmond that helps people with dementia through filmmaking. They do this by creating free life story films that celebrate the person’s life and shift the focus away from their illness.

The films are for the families private use, and are made up of their photographs and home videos, interviews with the person with dementia and their friends and family, all set to their favourite music tracks. They cover the main events and ‘chapters’ of the person’s life, from childhood to present day. The films aren’t just a wonderful, positive way to reminisce with loved ones, but also an innovative care tool. The films can be shared with professional care workers to give them an insight into the person and promote person-centred care.

CLICK HERE to see an introductory video explains the process of making the films (6 mins). CLICK HERE for a video which shows the difference that a My Life Films package can have to a person living with dementia (1.5 min).

Volunteer Drivers Needed

As ever, we have welcomed a sizeable number of new clients onto our lists, most of whom need regular help; we have also been delighted to recruit several new volunteers over the past few months. We are however desperately short of volunteer drivers who are able to help either on a regular or an occasional basis, and would welcome enquiries from anyone who might be interested in joining our team.

May Fair Report

We have had a busy few months and unfortunately it has not been possible to keep our website up to date.

Our bottle tombola at the Richmond May Fair was once again a great success: we had a busy day, a wonderful selection of prizes, and we were delighted to recognise a number of familiar faces of people who had tried their luck in previous years and came back hoping to win again. The staff of the estate agents John D Wood provided essential muscle power in helping to erect our handsome gazebo – as well as providing a generous donation of bottles as prizes. We had well over 200 prizes, including some champagne, and they made a splendid display. We had been delighted by our new feather banners – though, sadly, when we came to erect them it was found that our Organiser had left the poles for one of them in the office – still, one banner was better than none! At the end of the day we had taken a total of almost £1600, a very gratifying amount, as a result of a lot of hard work by our volunteers as well as the generosity of a great many people and businesses.