Kew Community Trust is based at St Luke’s Church in the Avenue. Its main project is The Avenue Club which provides a social as well as activities lifeline for older people in the Kew and Richmond area who want to get the most out of life. The Club is open Mondays to Fridays, with Monday being specifically allocated for the older and less independent members of the Community who are brought to the Club by registered taxi and a trained carer is available to help them.
The Club, which has over 400 members, provides activities such as Yoga, Line Dancing, Pilates, Gentle Exercises, Tai chi, Chiropody, Massage, Aromatherapy as well as hairdressing and manicures. The current weekly timetable of events can be found here.
If you are more creative there is also Creative writing, Choir, Art, Knit and Stitch, Book club, Bridge, Bingo, French conversation.
Alternatively, members can simply sit with friends and chat or play board games or cards. It also serves a nutritious and affordable meal daily. Other events include organised lectures, talks and outings. The Trust’s facilities are also used by the rest of the Kew and Richmond community as there are ‘Monkey Music’ sessions for babies and toddlers, little kickers, a drama, singing and dance class for older children and evening classes in yoga, Pilates, line dancing, martial arts, karate, maternity classes and dance for adults.
The Trust also runs The Avenue Halls. Our beautiful halls are available to hire and all the proceeds go towards the running of the Club and upkeep of the building.