Love Kingston Day on 14th February saw fundraising efforts from a large variety of residents, businesses, shops, restaurants, schools and community groups coming together for a common purpose: helping vulnerable people across the Borough.
Love Kingston, a campaign delivered in partnership between Kingston Voluntary Action and The London Community Foundation, works for communities across the Royal Borough and supports organisations which help individuals in need in Kingston including the homeless, domestic abuse victims, disadvantaged youths or those who cannot access credit.
There were a large number of events planned across Kingston during the day, including an Art Exhibition organised by St. George’s at the Old Post Office from 11am – 4pm displaying local artists’ work, with free entry and also a raffle in which artwork donated by the artists made up the prizes.
Residents were encouraged to get involved with the spirit of the day with their own fundraising activities which could include sponsored walks, cake sales or second hand sales.
Cllr Kevin Davis, Leader of the Council, said,
I back Love Kingston because it gives us all the opportunity to do something and demonstrate how much we love this great Town but also to give to local charities at the same time. I say ‘Long Live, Love Kingston!’