Charities - where the money goes.
Every year we use the fair profits to support a number of charities in the community along with the four local schools associated with the fair. This year we received applications from eleven very worthy causes and the Committee members have the difficult job of choosing which three charities to help. After a vote, we decided which charities the St Margaret's Fair 2015 will support.
The 4 local schools are Orleans Primary, St Marys, St Stephens and Orleans Park, they organise and run activities for the Fair.
Last year, 2015
Orleans Infants ran the Barbecue
St Stephens organised the 5-a-side Football and provided all the Fair Stewarding
St Mary’s took care of all the Litter
Orleans Park looked after the Programme, and ran the Pimms stall.
In addition, the Fair gives an annual donation to Radio
The Annual Christmas Dinner for local senior citizens at the Turks Head is fully financed by the Fair.
This is a list of the main beneficiaries from the past years:
|2015||Embracing Age, INS and Spear|
|2014||Richmond Homes and Lifestyle Trust, Off The Record and HANDS.|
|2013||Me too and co, Together as One and The Portcullis Trust.|
|2012||The 4 local schools, Orleans Primary, St Marys, St Stephens and Orleans Park. Rain affected the fair.|
|2011||The 4 local schools, Orleans Primary, St Marys, St Stephens and Orleans Park. Rain affected the fair.|
|2010||Home-Start Richmond, Together as One, Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group, The Mulberry Centre, Homelink Day Respite Care, Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre, Richmond AID, SPEAR.|
|2009||Friends of Crofters,
Social Centre, Homelink, Off the Record, Richmond Welcare,
Me Too & Co, Marble Hill Playcentres.
|2008||River Thames Boat Project, Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames, Homelink|
|2007||Heatham House, River Thames Boat Project, South West London Alzheimer's Society, Marble Hill Playcentres|
|2006||The money was held back towards the refurbishment of the Pavilion on Moormead|
|2005||Richmond Carers Centre, Crofters,
the Richmond-upon-Thames Talking Newspaper for the Blind
|2004|| Home-Start Richmond, Environment Trust
for Richmond upon Thames,
Richmond-upon-Thames Welcare, River Thames Boat Project, Marble Hill Playcentres
|2003||Richmond Crossroads Care, Richmond Advocacy|
|2002||Marble Hill Play Centres, Homes for Life|
|2001||Marble Hill Play Centres|
|1999||Princess Alice Hospice|
|1997||Off the Record, Radio West Middlesex|
|1996||Roy Kinnear Trust, National Asthma Campaign|
|1995||Shooting Star Trust, Action Aid, SPEAR|
|1994||?? - can anyone remember?|
|1993||Richmond Homes for Life Trust|
|1992||The Children’s Society, Crisis in Africa|