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Grants of £8,000 made to four local projects tackling isolation

Monday, 13 February 2017

Chef getting prepped for the Vintage Banquet at St Peters Church, Norbiton
Chef getting prepped for the Vintage Banquet at St Peters Church, Norbiton

Love Kingston has given its first grants of 2017 to community projects tackling isolation and encouraging integration in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The quality and quantity of social relationships affect health behaviours, physical and mental health, and risk of mortali...

by Sorrel Parsons

Love Kingston Day - something for everyone

Monday, 30 January 2017

Love Kingston Day takes place on Tuesday 14th February to raise funds for charities and community organisations in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. It’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved and have fun in fundraising to support the amazing work of our local caus...

by Sorrel Parsons

Kingston Pound Announce Love Kingston as Charity Partner for 2017

Monday, 09 January 2017

Love Kingston is delighted to announce its new charity partnership with Kingston Pound for 2017. Through the partnership, Love Kingston will receive 1% from every K£ transaction: the more money spent using the local currency, the more that will be raised for our local communities. ...

by Sorrel Parsons

Kingston Round Table donates £300 to Love Kingston

Monday, 03 October 2016

A warm thank you to Kingston Round Table for donating £300 to Love Kingston. Kingston Round Table offers men between the ages of 18 and 45 the opportunity to engage with a range of different people, and experience activities that they may not otherwise get the chance to get invol...

by Sorrel Parsons

One cause, 18 riders and the big RideLondon challenge

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

After months of training, 18 fantastic cyclists took on the challenge of the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 on Sunday 31 st  July to raise funds for Love Kingston. Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the event followed a 10...

by Sorrel Parsons

Surbiton Farmers Market doubles donations

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Thank you to Surbiton Farmers Market who doubled the donations we raised from our bakesale in June, raising more than £300 for Love Kingston. We also welcomed a brand new restaurant  no.97  to Maple Road, who gave away free canapes for a donation to Love Kingston. ...

by Anna Horsley

Fat Face supports Love Kingston

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

We were thrilled to receive a donation of £910.90 from Fat Face at the Bentalls Centre in central Kingston following their Thanks for Giving fundraising initiative. A huge thank you from Love Kingston to the friendly and dedicated team for their support for our amazing local communi...

by Sorrel Parsons

Waitrose Kingston show community matters

Monday, 25 April 2016

Waitrose Kingston Team Manager presents cheque to Love Kingston
Waitrose Kingston Team Manager presents cheque to Love Kingston

Waitrose in Kingston has showed their support for our local community fund with a donation of £258. Love Kingston is grateful to all customers that voted for us in the Community Matters scheme. Waitrose Kingston's donation will help us reach even more isolated residents supported b...

by Sorrel Parsons

Choirs raise the roof for Love Kingston

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Choir leader Mary Bourne brought together four community choirs;  Singing it Back  daytime and evening choirs, Berrylands Belles and the Canbury Singers, for an uplifting evening concert in aid of Love Kingston. The free event raised £531.31 for Love Kingston...

by Anna Horsley

Love Kingston's award winning Ambassadors

Monday, 04 April 2016

We're really proud of our Ambassadors - and so are residents in the borough. Tessa Kind and James Giles (pictured here with former Mayor Councillor Roy Arora) were both celebrated at the Mayor's Community Awards 2016, that recognise the time local people give freely to help others. Congr...

by Anna Horsley

Sun, songs and The Big Gig - Love Kingston Day 2016

Wednesday, 02 March 2016

The sun came out for Love Kingston Day 2016, with residents, businesses, schools, choirs, pubs and banks holding fundraising events to raise vital funds for local causes that support vulnerable residents in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. A weekend of Valentines specials at ...

by Sorrel Parsons

Largest Love Kingston grants to date of £25,000 to local charities

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Love Kingston has announced that its final grants in the first phase of the campaign will be the largest to date, with more than £5,000 each given to five local charities supporting local people in crisis. The Love Kingston fund has gone from strength to strength since its launch...

by Sorrel Parsons

Kingston Cadets support Love Kingston

Monday, 14 December 2015

A huge thank you to our young supporters at the Kingston Cadets
A huge thank you to our young supporters at the Kingston Cadets

We were thrilled to accept a donation of £100 from Kingston Cadets at their award ceremony in December, showing how committed young people are to supporting their local communities. Funds were raised through bag-packing and a tombola.

by Sorrel Parsons

Love Kingtson volunteers rock around the Christmas RoTree

Monday, 14 December 2015

Sorrel Parsons with members of the Kingston College choir
Sorrel Parsons with members of the Kingston College choir

Thank you to everyone that joined us at the Kingston Rotary Club's RoTree for a fun day with Mrs Cause. Despite a blustery and rainy day we were delighted that Love Kingtson volunteers collected £231 to support local causes in the borough. 

by Sorrel Parsons

Barclays Bank Kingston

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

We were delighted to accept a donation from Barclays Bank through money raised by a staff homemade cake sale.

by Elaine Miller

Waitrose New Malden support Love Kingston

Tuesday, 06 January 2015

Receiving a cheque from branch manager
Receiving a cheque from branch manager

We were delighted to accept a cheque donation of £288 from Waitrose New Malden store through their Community Matters fundraising initiative.

by Elaine Miller

Love Kingston Volunteers make a collection at the Kingston Rotary Club Rotree

Monday, 15 December 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho
Ho, Ho, Ho

Many wonderful volunteers braved the cold weather to make an 8 hour collection outside Bentall Centre for Love Kingston.

by Elaine Miller

Chelsea Building Society make a £1,000 donation.

Monday, 08 December 2014

Branch Manager Dan and Chelsea Building Society mascot with Love Kingston Fundraising Manager Elaine.
Branch Manager Dan and Chelsea Building Society mascot with Love Kingston Fundraising Manager Elaine.

The Chelsea Building Society celebrated their new branch opening in Eden Street with a £1,000 donation to the Love Kingston catalyst Fund.  We're extremely grateful for their continued support of our campaign to help local charity and community projects.

by Elaine Miller

Year 8 Pupils show Community Spirit

Monday, 16 June 2014

Shrewsbury House Year 8 Boys collecting food at Waitrose, Surbiton for Kingston Foodbank
Shrewsbury House Year 8 Boys collecting food at Waitrose, Surbiton for Kingston Foodbank

The Year 8 boys from Shrewsbury House School excelled themselves in a different light. On behalf of ‘Love Kingston’, which they are a Founding Donor, the boys spent the morning at Waitrose in Surbiton speaking to the customers about food banks and appealing for ...

by Elaine Miller

£3,350 in grants awarded to each of the five Love Kingston projects

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Paul Pickhaver, Elaine Miller, Tessa Kind (LK Ambassador), Emily Gillatt, Matt Hatton & John Trend
Paul Pickhaver, Elaine Miller, Tessa Kind (LK Ambassador), Emily Gillatt, Matt Hatton & John Trend

Grants of £3,350 each are awarded to Love Kingston projects working on ‘pathways out of poverty’. Valerie Walwyn, CEO Surrey Save commented, "Surreysave are delighted to have been awarded this generous grant, which will enable us to continue to reach out to famili...

by Elaine Miller

Love Kingston receives single largest donation of £15,000 from Shrewsbury House School

Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Pupils James Wiles, Oscar Good, William Sinfield, with Neil Driscoll, Head of Football & PE, and Elaine Miller from LK
Pupils James Wiles, Oscar Good, William Sinfield, with Neil Driscoll, Head of Football & PE, and Elaine Miller from LK

Headmaster, Mr. Kevin Doble, commented, ‘I could not have been more delighted that, once again, the  boys raised so much money as a result of the sponsorships that they had secured for the annual charity Sponsored Run.  This event, which has now taken place for a number ...

by Elaine Miller

Borough Braved the Storms for Love Kingston Day

Thursday, 20 February 2014

The stormy weather on Valentine’s Day didn’t stop the borough of Kingston Upon Thames sharing the love and support for the Love Kingston appeal. Despite the wind and rain on Friday 14 February, residents, businesses, shops, schools, choirs, pubs and banks bravely turned out...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Banking on Barclays Support

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Barclays Bank will be running coffee and cake mornings across the branches for customers in Kingston, New Malden, Surbiton and Tolworth.   Claire Adams, Kingston Branch Manager said “We have some talented staff that are going to make "Love Kingston" cakes to sell.  A...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Kingston College Pops Up on Love Kingston Day

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Kingston College is throwing its support behind the Love Kingston campaign this Friday 14 February from 12pm-2pm.   Art and Design students will be holding a Pop-Up event in the window of BHS where they will be creating paper sculptures on mannequins. Beauty students will be ho...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Colemans ctts Sharing the Love all Week

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Colemans ctts solicitors are sharing a whole lot of love for Kingston with a jam-packed week of fundraising activities in aid of Love Kingston. Friday 31 st January Launch of the Children’s art/design competition ~ Monday 10 th February Announc...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Databac Coffee Morning

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Databac Group are holding a coffee morning on February 14 th   between 10 and 12.30 to raise funds and awareness for Love Kingston Please go down and visit as they'd love to see people that we know and meet new ones as well. Number 1 the Ashway Centre, Elm Crescent, Kingston...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Chamber of Commerce Means Business for Love Kingston

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Kingston Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a fundraising event at the Stanley Picker Gallery on the evening of 26 th February, with a private view of the exhibition with drinks.  All proceeds will go to Love Kingston. They will also be holding a raffle at their Networking Bre...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Shrewsbury House School Runs for Fun

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Shrewsbury House School have chosen Love Kingston as the main charity to benefit from their 2014 sponsored charity run – the School’s major annual fundraising initiative, which has been scheduled to take place on 14 February – Love Kingston Day! Headmaster Kevin Dob...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Local Artist Displays His Love for Kingston

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Local artist, Lee Campbell, has created a new series of paintings for his latest project – ‘MEET the ARTIST’ which he will be displaying in store windows of BHS in Kingston. Lee will be there all day on the 14 February actually painting in the BHS windows with a displ...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Say Cheese for Charity

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Enjoy a fantastic family portrait experience from Barrett & Coe photographers (worth £160) for the very special price of just £25 and raise money for Love Kingston! The voucher includes a family portrait session at Barrett & Coe's award-winning Kingston studio (norm...

by Dawn Sainsbury

BHS have got a lot of love in store

Thursday, 30 January 2014

BHS Staff are ready to show the love on Valentine's Day
BHS Staff are ready to show the love on Valentine's Day

We're delighted that the whole team at  BHS Kingston  are planning to get loved up on Love Kingston Day! From Kingston artists in their shop windows and collection tins in store to a staff cookie sale, raffle and Sri Lankan lunch provided by a colleague for donations. They'...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Show your feet and your borough some love on Valentine's Day

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Love Your Feet and Love Kingston
Love Your Feet and Love Kingston

The Kingston Feet clinic on Richmond Rd is open for bookings to support Love Kingston on 14th Feb from 1pm until 4pm.  50% of the treatment price will go to the Love Kingston Appeal.  To show your feet and your Kingston Borough some love on Valentine’s Day, book an appo...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Chuckle for Charity

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Willoughby Arms landlord Rick Robinson and Gr8 Nights Out promoter Jennifer Gray have teamed up for Love Kingston
Willoughby Arms landlord Rick Robinson and Gr8 Nights Out promoter Jennifer Gray have teamed up for Love Kingston

The Willoughby Arms has joined the Love Kingston campaign by donating a percentage of ticket sales from its monthly comedy night – and will continue to do so every month thereafter!   And their next comedy night, organised by events company Gr8 Nights Out run by comedian J...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Bonsors Help Spread the Word with Property Boards

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Love Kingston word is getting around thanks to new promotion boards donated and organised by Bonsors Commercial property Consultants. You'll see more of these going up around Kingston.  And if you'd like to show your support and help spread the word with a promotion board on y...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Restaurants are on the menu for Love Kingston Day

Friday, 17 January 2014

Love Kingston Day takes place each year on Valentines Day.  We ask individuals and organisations to come up with interesting and innovative ways of raising money for local charity and community projects.  This year we’d love restaurants to join our ‘Share the Love...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Rich Man Poor Man Event Confirmed

Thursday, 16 January 2014

7pm - 11pm, Friday 14th February The ACT Theatre, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, KT1 2AQ Licensed Bar The Rich Man, Poor Man is an event which raises awareness and funds for local people in crisis. On arrival guests are asked to draw lots to see if they are to...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Kicking off Love Kingston Day at The Canbury Arms

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Canbury Arms will be kicking off Love Kingston Day with a Breakfast & Coffee Morning on 14th February in aid of Love Kingston.  Not only will they be offering a free tea and coffee with a croissant or bacon butty in return for a donation to Love Kingston when you buy a t...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Euphonix Choir Singing the Love

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Euphonix Choir will be singing and collecting donations at the Rose Theatre Café from 1.00pm to 1.45pm.   The Euphonix and Friends' concert will be a selection of love songs, including Euphonix singing a choral arrangement of "All you need is love", Hannah Rose T...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Save the Date for Love Kingston Day - 14 February 2014

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Show your love for Kingston Borough on Valentine’s Day next year by joining in the fundraising activities for Love Kingston Day.  On Friday 14 February businesses, shops and individuals across the borough are being asked to help change the lives of thousands of local residents ...

by Dawn Sainsbury

Thank you! The first Love Kingston grants have been delivered!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

We have just presented the five projects (Hestia, KCAH, Kingston Foodbank, Kingston Savers, and Oxygen) with £2,470 each - the first grants to be awarded from Love Kingston. Since our launch in October, many individuals and groups have been working together in the community t...

by Elaine Miller

Chessingston Chat Magazine features Love Kingston

Friday, 01 March 2013

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by Elaine Miller

Love Kingston Day - 14th February

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

We had a fantastic day fundraising for Love Kingston - read all about the event here .

by Anna Horsley

Love Kingston Day - Kingston Guardian

Monday, 21 January 2013

Upload your pictures on the Love Kingston Day Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LoveKingstonDay Read local news articles : http://www.kingstonguardian.co.uk/news/10170021.Get_ready_for_Love_Kingston_Day/?ref=erec  

by Elaine Miller

Run the 2013 London Marathon for Love Kingston!

Monday, 01 October 2012

  KVA and The London Community Foundation are asking local people to take part in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon to raise money for our Love Kingston campaign. The money you raise will support the five projects in Kingston working on the theme of ‘Pathways Out of Poverty...

by Elaine Miller