May Fair

Our famous May Fair is happening again this year on Sunday
12 May.  Every penny we raise helps to keep the Toy Library open, and we
need our members' help to make sure it is as big a success as last year.

Could you…

Volunteer on the day? Spare a few hours to help
sell books, hook a duck, or help with the tombola? Any amount of time
gratefully received, from one to five hours.

Bake a cake? Big cakes, little cakes, tray bakes, cup cakes… Make us
something lovely to sell at the fair. Last
year the cake stall made over £300!

Donate a tombola prize? Booze, food, unwanted gifts, toys… all gratefully received.
Pop them into the toy library before 12 May.

Give us your unwanted clothes, books, CDs and DVDs  – as well as plants – for our various
fundraising stalls?

Or just

Display a May Fair poster in your window (we can email you a
PDF)? or send it to all your friends? 

If you'd like to get involved, please call 020 8509 3401 or
email us at


I think this year could have the best May Fair raffle EVER.
For a mere £1 a strip, or £5 for six strips, you could win:

  • Pair of tickets to see hit musical STOMP!
  • Signed England football shirt (World Cup qualifier matches
    against San Marino and Montenegro)

  • Riverford Organic fruit and vegetable box
  • Handbag from Warehouse worth £30
  • Sorting Shapes Cupcakes (£13.95 – Edufantastic)
  • Nature’s own Jungle- Musical Giraffe Quartet (£15.99 –

  • £10 Gift voucher from Petals in Bloom
  • Free kids’ hair cut from Desire Hair and Beauty
  • £10 gift voucher from Penny Fielding
  • Two Delta Force paintball tickets – for up to 10 people
  • Home furnishing product by Etoile

Either buy some at the toy library, or remember your pound
coins to buy on the door of the May Fair!


Image001New baby session!
Giggles and Gurgles
– for babies under-18 months – is going to start on  Wednesday afternoons,
1.30 to 3.30, from 15 May. We’re glad to welcome aboard our new playworker
Carol Slaney to run this session – she’s not only very experienced, she’s also
a toy library member!

This session is
supported through the Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund programme,
administered by CDF for the Office for Civil Society.

Tapping of tiny feet
A new music class is
coming to the Toy Library: Atty's Musical Steps, educational and inspiring
music classes for babies and toddlers. They will be held on Friday afternoons,
with the first session starts on 10 May. Costs £4. Contact Atty on 07950 526662
or email to book your place. 

Food revolution
At the morning
session on 17 May, as part of her bid to help us all embrace healthy food, Rejina
Sabur is going to be coming in to make sushi with the children. Ingredients

Don’t forget our
yoga classes. Sam Syer runs parent and baby yoga classes on Mondays 1 to 2pm
(07783 658883), while Sam Wood runs ante natal yoga classes on Monday evenings
7 to 8pm (07733 330171).

Bank holiday
We will be closed on
Monday 6 May.