Richmond Hill Open Gardens Presentation

We are delighted that Susanna and Julia, the team behind making Richmond Hill Open Gardens such a successful event will be giving a presentation, with slides, tomorrow at The Cambrian Centre at 2pm.

 

15 stunning gardens were open to the public and we are very lucky that we can show these gardens to some of our clients who might otherwise not have got to see them.

Free to attend. Tea and biscuits available after the presentation.

Old and New Richmond

Paul Velluet, local historian and architect gave a really interesting presentation on “Old and New Richmond” on 11/9 to over 30 clients and volunteers. Enhanced by a slide show of  buildings around Richmond, Paul prompted many memories, especially for some longer term residents who recalled the milk cart drawn by horse and cart coming up Queens Road, the Old Fire Station and of course landmarks such as The Star and Garter and Richmond Theatre.

Many of those attending are residents on the Queens Road Estate so it was fascinating to hear about the history of this area and how it was developed.

Thank you to our volunteers who make these events possible by driving clients to and from the venue and to David at The Cambrian Centre for use of the room.

A day trip to the seaside!

Richmond Good Neighbours is hosting their monthly tea at The Cambrian Centre, 1 Grove Road, TW10 6NS with a Trip to the Seaside theme on 14/8 from 2pm -3.30pm.
We will have a good old fashioned singsong and an ice cream van will be calling in at 3pm with traditional 99s.
Do feel free to extend the invitation to local elderly residents who might enjoy a day out.

Contact 020-3538 -4060 for details.

Afternoon Tea at Queensberry House

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.

 

Richmond Volunteers Fair

It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since the last Volunteers Fair held at RHACC.

Many of the new recruits we first met last year have become regular members of our volunteering team, clocking up many hours of driving, shopping and befriending for our clients. A big thank you to Jane O’Shea, Kris Millican and Kerry Stanley for your commitment to Richmond Good Neighbours over the last year.

This year we joined forces with Abi Palmer from KNA, Kew Neighbourhood Association, not just looking for volunteers for Kew and Richmond but also directing volunteers to the other Neighbourhood Community Groups across LBRUT.  It was lovely to meet the new Mayor, Cllr. Nancy Baldwin as well as Cllr.Pamela Fleming and Cllr. Michael Wilson and Zac Goldsmith MP for Richmond Park.

 

 

Summer Garden Party at Queensberry House

We are absolutely delighted that Frances Bouchier and the Directors of Queensberry House are allowing Richmond Good Neighbours to host an afternoon tea party in their award winning gardens on 11th July.

Tickets are £10, payable on the door to include tea and cakes.

All funds raised on the day are for Richmond Good Neighbours.

As numbers are limited at 70,  please let me know by return if you would like to come so that I can reserve you a ticket.  You can contact me at organiser@richmondgoodneighbours.org.uk

This event is open to clients, their family members, friends and people in the community who support the work we do so do feel free to extend the invitation.

I hope to see you on 11/7.

A “Gintastic” May Fair

With some apprehension about the weather, we arrived bright and early to set up our stall. With cars full of boxes of  ginger biscuits, ginger jam, ginger beer, vouchers for gin cocktails, tours round gin distilleries and over 100 bottles of gin we knew we had some fantastic prizes all donated by volunteers, clients, local businesses and friend and neighbours.

 

The May Fair Committee team of Michelle Lomas, Michelle Foo and Laura Simpson worked tirelessly all day, supported by an army of volunteers; a huge thank you to everyone who helped especially Tor Machado with her creative chalk paint skills, our new Chair Hannah Joyce who was with us all day, our wonderful clients who made the journey across The Green to find us and family and friends and local residents who spent lots of money on tombola tickets. Even our local MP Zac Goldsmith popped by and won a box of tea!

We raised a staggering £2386 on the day!

 

 

Our Stall at The Richmond May Fair will be “GinTastic”

We are very excited to be back on Richmond Green at The May Fair on Saturday 11th May with our “Gin Tastic” tombola stall. Traditionally this has been our main fundraising event and is always well supported by clients, trustees, volunteers and local residents and businesses.

All donations this year have included the word “gin”, from bottles of gin, ginger biscuits, ginger beer, virgin olive oil, stem ginger, ginger truffles to gin and tonics in a tin, and we have been overwhelmed by the range of items donated.

We are very lucky this year that many local businesses have also embraced the “gin” theme and been very generous with offers of vouchers for gin cocktails, bottles of gin from Becketts and No 3 Gin and  tickets for tours round local distilleries such as Sipsmiths and Silent Pool. We have not yet received Virgin Train tickets but there is still time!

Please get in touch with the office via the Contact page if you would like to support us. Donations can also be sent to the office at ETNA Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, East Twickenham TW1 2AR.