Northfields are proud to sponsor this year’s May Madness, an event organised by the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association and the Askew Business Network; in its fourth year of very successful Edible Askew May Madness events on Starch Green and along Askew Road, Shepherds Bush. In the first year the theme was Edible Askew and increased the foot fall along the road, the second year was themed Alice in Wonderland and last year featured The Hungry Caterpillar. This year we’re going mad for the Farm Animals visiting us for the event. The event aims to bring the local community together, green up the street and highlight local business involvement in the community, as most of the shops, pubs, restaurants and other businesses are largely independents. As well as being beneficial to local businesses and “shop local” on the Askew Road, they have been much enjoyed by the local community.
What will you see and do?
Starch Green will be transformed into a farm for the day thanks to Stepney City Farm. There will be lots of other activities to enjoy including scarecrow making and face painting. In addition summer bedding plants will be available, there will be stalls full of yummy cakes and local produce as well as the traditional trail along Askew Road for children (and parents) to enjoy and the library will be organising more activities. At our Northfields stand, we will be running a competition to in aid of our chosen charity – The Log Cabin. To help raise funds for our charity, please take part in our competition or contribute on our fundraising page.
Call 020 8740 8833 for more details on the event or email [email protected]
Hammersmith Community Gardens Association is a local environmental charity that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Their work can be summed up as Growing Plants- Growing People – Growing Communities and we run several projects see www.hcga.org.uk for details.
Also celebrating their 30th are Northfields Estate Agents, having been present on the Askew Road for 22 years and established in West London since 1986.
Askew Business Network is a vibrant and energetic local group where businesses and residents in and around the Askew Road meet and share contacts, information, expertise and friendship.
The Log Cabin was founded in 1977, to provide a community based, purpose-built adventure playground for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities. It is used by over 350 children and young people every year and is based at the Log Cabin Children’s Centre in Northfield Avenue.