Fundraising Spring Lunch for Holly Lodge Centre

Have you heard of the Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond Park? No? Well it’s located just off the road between Richmond and Sheen Gates and specialises in providing education programmes for people with disabilities.

The programmes they run explore science, nature and history and with patrons that include Sir David Attenborough, they are able to utilise the knowledge of the best in their field for over 7,000 visitors each year.

Appearing at the Spring Lunch on Tuesday April 25 are well-known actress Jan Harvey (Howard’s Way, Eastenders) who will be in conversation with former That’s Life! presenter and Holly Lodge centre patron Adrian Mills.

The three course lunch will be held at the glorious Sudbrook House in Petersham, clubhouse of Richmond Golf Club.

The event starts at 11.30am with the chance to peruse the craft stalls, drinks reception at 12.15pm with lunch at 1pm.

Tickets which includes a glass of fizz, three course meal and tea/coffee cost £55 and are available to purchase at

Holly Lodge Centre is run by two part-time staff and more than 80 volunteers and derives its income comes from donations from individuals, community groups, trusts and fund-raising events; it receives no government funding.

You can find out about the work the Holly Lodge Centre does at