Keep Kew sparkling this Christmas


With Kew Sparkle sadly cancelled this year, the Kew Sparkle Committee have been busy coming up with ideas to keep the Kew Christmas spirit going.   In order to raise the funding required for the village lights they have launched a Christmas Lights Appeal and are holding a Virtual Community Quiz.




The Christmas Lights Appeal

Every year, Kew village is illuminated with thousands of lights hanging in the trees during the festive period.  But each year we have to invest in the repair and replacement of many sections to keep up its sparkling appearance.

We are most grateful to The Kew Society who sponsor the illuminated Christmas Tree, to our Kew traders who are kind donors and also Richmond Council which provides a small grant.

In ‘normal’ times, the main funding source has been through Kew Sparkle – our wonderful community event held in early December.  We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the event this year as it would be impossible to run it safely in view of social distancing requirements.

We are therefore asking the community to consider making a donation – however small – to enable us to showcase Kew village at its very best in this upcoming festive season.

If you feel able to support this initiative, please visit the Kew Sparkle website.  


Kew Virtual Community Quiz – Wednesday 28 October, 8-10pm

We are delighted to announce our “Keep Kew Sparkling” Community Quiz on Wednesday 28 October 2020, 8-10pm.

Get a team together (no more than 6 of any age – abiding by the law!) – grab a glass of wine and some snacks and join in the fun.  Spread the word and see how many teams we can get together (maximum of 95).

There is a fee of £30 per team of 6 (100% of which is going to the Christmas Lights fund!).

Register your interest here by Monday 26 October 2020.

On the day of the Quiz you will receive a Zoom Link and the picture rounds by email.

So, why not get a takeaway from one of our many local restaurants and a nice bottle from The Good Wine Shop, or a takeaway pint from one of our many pubs.

Let’s keep Kew Village sparkling in Christmas 2020!