On Friday 2 December 2016, Mayor David Linnette and local Kew Resident, brought some pizzazz to Kew village formally opening Kew Sparkle 2016. The stage was thus set for a fabulous evening – full of festive fun and merriment.
Dozens of school children from 5 local primary schools sang at the top of their voices and set the scene for the Christmas carol Sing-a-Long, led by Shelle Luscombe. Entertainment for all was plentiful. Carousels and teacup rides for the young ones, Rifle range and hammer for the older children.
Stalls were aplenty with an amazing array of Christmas gifts, homemade food and tantalising mulled wine and mince pies.
Santa arrived in his sleigh and was kept very busy all evening in his Grotto listening to all the children’s wishes.
Local traders organised everything from Treasure hunts, mulled wine, balloons, quiz games to face-painting.
The culmination of this local Community event is that it raised funds for a local charity. This year Kew Neighbourhood Association (KNA) received in excess of £3000.