On a very warm summer’s afternoon, about 50 people, clients. volunteers, local residents, relatives of clients and friends joined Richmond Good Neighbours for a fund raising afternoon tea in the beautiful gardens at Queensberry House. The event raised over £570 for the charity.

A delicious spread of cakes, meringues, scones and sandwiches was on offer. Thank you to local business Maids of Honour for donating their traditional Maids of Honour cakes and to all those who baked for the event.

The Mayor of Richmond , Cllr. Nancy Baldwin mingled with clients and volunteers and heard about how we support elderly residents in Richmond.

Colin Cooper, Director of South West London Environment Network gave an interesting speech about the work SWLEN do locally, from creating play parks, and setting up bee lines to organising litter picks, on and off the water. There were plenty of useful tips about what we can do, even in the smallest of gardens to be environmentally friendly.

A special mention is due to Frances Bouchier and the Directors of Queensberry House for agreeing to host this event in their gardens.