Dog Show update
Next Kew Fete - Saturday 17th June 2023
Over 100 stalls, Reuben Bond's Vintage Fairground, Entertainment on the stage all day, The famous Kew Fete Friendly Dog Show, The infamous Kew Fete Tug of War, Charity Raffle
Raising money for local charities
Since Kew Mid-Summer Fete started in 2010, over £178,000 has been given away to charities in the Kew/Richmond area
The Friendly Dog Show
Register from 12:30 on the day, Starts at 3pm, Multiple classes to enter, Mystery Celebrity Judge
Entertainment on the stage from 11am - 6pm, Local bands, Local schools performing
Over 120 stalls
Stalls for all ages, Over 100 on the Green and 20 covered in the marquee, Over 15 food and drinks stalls in the Food Court, lots of local charity stalls
The Friendly Tug of War
Open to all, Adults and children, Mixed and single teams of 6.
Kew Fete is organised and run by local volunteers and raises money for local charities
Kew Fete 2023
Saturday 17th June 2023
11am - 6pm
Location: Pond Side, Kew Green, Kew, London, TW9 3AP
Parking: Please, please use public transport. There is very limited parking around the Green and most of that’ll be used by the 120 stall-holders that attend the Fete. Note that any roads to the East or North of the South Circular are within the ULEZ.
- Kew Fete is within easy walking distance of Kew Gardens Station (District line and London Overground) and Kew Bridge Station (London Overground).
- Buses that stop on the Green are the 65 and 110 and the 237 and 267 buses stop a short walk on the other side of Kew Bridge.
- To plan your journey use the planner on Transport for London’s website and use the postcode TW9 3AP as your destination.
At the Fete:
- Entry to the Fete is free.
- Reuben Bond's vintage Fairground with carousels, a helter skelter and many more rides for the kids.
- The stage with local acts performing from 11am - 6pm. Acts are from locals schools, local performing arts clubs and bands etc.
- We have around 120 stalls at the Fete.
- Food Court with over 15 stalls with a great selection of food and drink.
- Beer tent
- Charity stalls, many of our local charities are represented at the Fete.
- The Friendly Dog Show - for many the highlight of the Fete. You can register your dog between midday & 2:30pm (don't leave it too late spaces are limited!), with the show starting at 3:00pm.
- Tug of War competition, for adults and children. Enter your team (teams of 6) on the day before 1pm with the first pull at 1:30pm
- Charity Raffle - with prizes donated by local businesses, the raffle will be drawn at 5pm.
A day of fun, fund raising and great community spirit at the 2022 Kew Midsummer Fete, celebrating its 10th Anniversary
Thanks to another fantastic day, £28,385 was raised this year bringing the overall total over 11 years to an amazing £178,803! This is all for local good causes and this year the funds have been divided between 24 great charities:
£2950 to Pathways Through Dementia
£2000 to Dose of Nature
£2000 to The Mulberry Centre
£2000 to Skylarks Charity
£2000 to SPEAR
£1878 to The Richmond Foodbank
£1420 to ASCA
£1260 to Brighter Together
£1238 to Small Steps
£1094 to Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow
£1000 to Friends of Victoria House, Kew
£1000 to React
£1000 to Richmond Street Pastors
£1000 to Royal Star & Garter
£950 to Riverbank Trust
£800 to Kew Scout Group
£700 to Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre
£700 to Homelink
£700 to Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts
£700 to Richmond EAL Friendship Group
£700 to the Rotary Club of Kew Gardens
£500 to The Purple Elephant Project
£400 to Richmond Good Neighbours
£395 to Pensford Field Environmental Trust
Since 2010 Kew Fete has raised and donated over £178,800 to local charities in Kew & Richmond
Thank you for the donation which will enable us to train three people to be Street Pastors. Their training takes a year, is extensive and equips them to respond to the needs of the people they engage with on the streets of Richmond in the night-time economy.
Richmond Street Pastors
We help families facing a range of challenges including isolation, disability, mental health issues. Parents are particularly seeking support to build their children's social, emotional and life skills, and to reconnect to their local communities after the isolation of the pandemic. The generous donation from Kew Fete will fund resources such as healthy snacks and arts and crafts materials for our regular family groups and workshops and we’ll also be able to expand our range of holiday activities and nature walk resources for meet-ups in local parks and playgrounds.
Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow
Thank you, Kew Fete, for the donation which means that we can equip our counselling room with new furniture as we continue to support those who have experienced pregnancy loss or unplanned pregnancy.
Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre
It means so much to have the support of Kew Fete and we would like to thank the Committee and all of this year’s attendees for generously supporting our work once again. The donation will be put to good use, improving the quality of life for terminally ill children cared for by financially disadvantaged families.
Thank you so much for your generosity helping young people with additional needs to thrive. Your generous donation can provide 10 months of indoor sensory-room downtime sessions for our hard-working parents, carers and their families, raising children with disabilities. It will also cover 25 fun and engaging outdoor play sessions at Marble Hill…
The Fete was a huge success and we loved being part of such a lively and giving community event.
This fantastic donation will mean that The Mulberry Centre can continue to help local people affected by cancer at a very difficult time in their lives.
The Mulberry Centre
We are delighted to receive this kind donation to help create a vibrant and engaging lounge space enabling us to deliver a new, agile and dynamic Wellbeing Programme – with our veteran residents at its very heart.
Royal Star & Garter
The team are delighted that through the Fete donation we can now go ahead and buy sustainable jute shopping bags to give to those we help in North Richmond to take their food supplies home with them. We intend to extend this new initiative to those who visit us from elsewhere in the borough. With grateful thanks!
We really appreciate your continued support especially as addiction still remains a hidden problem due to shame and stigma. Yet the impact of one person’s addiction has a devastating effect on the whole family.
ASCA (Addiction Support & Care Agency)
This donation will enable us to provide more places at our free informal English classes with access to local services, to new arrivals in the UK who need to acquire English language skills in order to gain employment and integrate.
Richmond EAL Friendship Group
The generosity of your donation means that we will be able to hold another 'Silver Sunday' tea this year and open up the event to more people within the community. For these elderly people, such joyous events are a real highlight, and help to reduce the social isolation they experience. Thank you again for all of your support.
Richmond Good Neighbours
This has made a wonderful contribution to our project to provide Christmas food bags for children on free school meals. Thank you so much.
The Rotary Club of Kew Gardens
The generous donation from the Kew Fete will enable us to purchase much-needed resources for our inter-generational activity sessions, including some good quality musical instruments. Music is hugely important in engaging both the children and older people, particularly those living with dementia. Thank you to all those involved in the Fete – we can now deliver some excellent sessions that will improve the wellbeing of everyone involved.
We are delighted to receive a donation which will be used to purchase art and sensory/messy play equipment for use at our therapeutic centre to help support children in need.
The Purple Elephant Project
Based in Richmond, Small Steps is a charity supporting young children with physical disabilities and their families. We will now be able to purchase some specialist sensory equipment, including a bubble tube, light-up toys, fibre optics and drums to help children with visual and hearing impairment. Small Steps relies totally on grants and donations to continue to operate and all sessions are free of charge to families. We are extremely grateful for your support.
What a gift Kew Fete is to the community! The team has been so helpful, and the donation to Riverbank means a number of single mums facing challenging circumstances will have important time together at Christmas when loneliness affects many in our community. Thank you, Kew Fete!
As a small, Kew-based charity, we are particularly grateful to have support from the Kew Fete. Your generous donation will support our work in helping people access the mental health benefits of engaging with the natural world by delivering our ‘nature prescriptions’ for people referred by their GP for a wide range of mental health issues… We were delighted to be part of Kew Fete and to enjoy the wonderfully jubilant atmosphere. We were able to talk to so many people about our charity’s work and our volunteers really enjoyed the community spirit of the day.
Dose of Nature
Kew Fete’s wonderful donation will enable us to have a celebratory tea party to launch a book on the 40-year history of Victoria House, Kew (Abbeyfield ) and its place in the community.
Friends of Victoria House, Kew
We are delighted to have received your donation which will help fund a gazebo to be used as a focal point for Squirrels, our new section for four- and five-year-olds, and as shelter from adverse weather conditions during meetings.
Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts
Kew Fete, through your generous donation you are helping us to support the most vulnerable in SW London. There are many reasons why people become homeless, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Your gift helps us support people experiencing homelessness to find a place to call home and provide a range of services to improve their health, wellbeing and skills, and begin to look more positively towards an independent future. With the right support, lives can change. From all of us, thank you.
The popularity of scouting in Kew is constant. With 44 boys and girls aged between six and 14 years all wanting to spend some time camping, the generous donation from Kew Fete will go towards the purchase of more compact tents to achieve this aim.
Kew Scout Group
We are delighted that our requested donation has been granted in full. We will now be able to replace the old broken gate with a five-bar straight three-quarter wooden field gate which will not only enhance the entrance to Pensford Field Nature Reserve but will provide security and easier access. Thank you very much.
Pensford Field Environmental Trust
We are extremely grateful for this generous donation which will be used to improve the lives of people living with dementia, supporting them to navigate legal and financial issues which are part of their unique dementia journey. Our client group has suffered greatly throughout the pandemic but we can, with this money, begin to help people overcome some of the challenges they are facing and regain control over aspects of their lives.