Do you Love Kingston?
By adam_leone | Friday, January 18, 2013, 11:04
Kingston Voluntary Action is planning to host Love Kingston Day on the 14th February.
Love Kingston Day is on it's way.
The massive fundraising event aims to bring together businesses, schools, students to raise money for a Kingston Legacy Fund.
The fund will then go towards charity work in the borough.
If all goes well, then the event will become an annual feature on the Kingston calendar.
Anyone can take part in the initiative, whether it's a cake sale or sitting in a bath of beans, so long as you get sponsored and raise some money.
Love Kingston projects help to provide a safety net for families or people in the borough who may be in a crisis.
Kevin Jackson, of George P. Johnson, explained why he's getting involved with the Love Kingston campaign: "We've been saying to our clients that they need to act like super-citizens, they're like people but only bigger, they have more resources."
"If you're preaching that to clients, then you really need to take part yourself. It's not just about saying, it's about doing something."
"Anyone who cares about Kingston can get involved, and do something."
Professor Julius Weinberg, Vice Chancellor at Kingston University says that he's encouraging students to get involved: "We're all part of the community, it's good for the University and good for students to support the community."
"Our students are rather inventive, the range of voluntary work they get up to is extraordinary, from doing things with the homeless to scuba diving and clearing the Thames."
"I'm looking forward to it!"
For more information contact Elaine Miller, Fundraising Manager on 07834 362 120.
Visit www.love-kingston.org.uk to download a Love Kingston Day poster, or for a list of creative community fundraising ideas.
Kingston Voluntary Action is working in partnership with The London Community Foundation on Love Kingston.