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.

 

Scamming and Safety

Richmond Good Neighbours invite you to a presentation on Scams and How to be Safer.

Many  of you will know Sgt Les Jackson (Rtd), formerly part of the SNT in Richmond.  He has offered to give a presentation on scamming on 10/4 at The Cambrian Centre, Queens Road at 2pm to raise awareness about scams and personal security, especially for our local elderly residents. Do encourage older neighbours and family members to come.

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Wednesday 10th April, from 2pm-3.30pm

at The Cambrian Centre, Queens Road, Richmond, TW10 6SN

Please call RGN office on 020-3538-4060 for more details.

Puzzles Galore

We are very grateful to Ravensburger UK who sent us a box of 100 piece jigsaw puzzles for our clients to assemble at our Tea and Board Games.

 

Community Matters at Waitrose Richmond this April!

We are absolutely delighted that Waitrose Richmond have chosen Richmond Good Neighbours to be one of three local charities to benefit from the Community Matters Green Tokens this month. How much we get from the £1000 available is up to you, as based on the number of  green tokens donated we receive that percentage of the funds available.  To find out more click here,  https://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/inspiration/community_matters.html

So, when doing your shopping, especially all those Easter eggs, legs of lamb and bottles of Prosecco, whether paying at the till or self scanning, please ask for your green token and pop them in the RGN box. Please encourage friends and neighbours to support us too.

Thank you