Kew Sparkle celebrated its 10th anniversary with a bigger and better Kew Sparkle.
The newly located stage showed off the best musical talents of our local school choirs and a local instrumental group. Local traders organised events ranging from a children’s treasure hunt to face painting or mulled wine tasting.
The traditional fair rides brought the magical olde worlde ambience to the evening and were enjoyed by all the children. Santa’s Grotto was as usual a great hit with long queues of excited children willing to tell Santa that they had been good and deserved what was on their Christmas wishlist!
Numerous stalls were selling lovely Christmas gifts, decorations, flower arrangements, scrumptious food and local produce. The air was laden with the wafts of mulled wine, gingerbread, mince pies, freshly cooked food and more ….
Showing it was a true community event, the stalwarts from the Kew Village Market helped with the set up and street management – a HUGE thank you to ALL OUR volunteers – we could not have done it without you!
The Christmas lights adorned and positively illuminated the village! Thanks for funding from the Council, the traders, additional fundraising events and the “Kew Kids for Kew Christmas Lights” initiative, supported by Kew College and Broomfield Schools, which raised in excess of £500 (HUGE thanks!!), we were able to extend the lights further up more trees and renew some of the old lights!
Thank you for attending Kew Sparkle and making it the festive Community event it has now become! During the course of the evening, around £1500 was raised for the Kew Youth Club! If you would like to nominate a local charity to benefit from Kew Sparkle 2018, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do be sure to put Kew Sparkle 2018 in your diary – it will be on Friday 7 December 2018. Further information about Kew Sparkle 2018 will be posted on this webpage in August 2018. Any queries in the meantime can be emailed to email@example.com.
Other charities who have benefited from the proceeds of Kew Sparkle in the past are:
2016 Kew Neighbourhood Association
2015 Kew Community Trust
2014 The British Legion
2013 The Alzheimer’s Society
2011 Great Ormond Street Hospital
2010 West London London Action for Children
2008 Shooting Star Chase
2007 The Victoria Foundation