Hammersmith street festival to raise money for Maggie’s on Sunday

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Hammersmith’s St James Street will be transformed from a quiet residential road to a bustling fiesta

Community spirit will be in abundance at a lively local festival being held in Hammersmith on Sunday to help raise funds for two cancer charities.

Just a few steps from the river Thames, Hammersmith’s St James Street will be transformed from a quiet residential road to a bustling fiesta featuring live music, performers, traditional games and food.

The third St James Street festival is being held on Sunday (10 September) from midday, with a line-up of performers including magician Fay Presto, entertainers from Albert & Friends Instant Circus School, and the Hammersmith Morris Men.


The free festival last year raised almost £11,000 for Maggie’s West London

The free festival last year raised almost £11,000 for Maggie’s West London, the cancer support centre based at Charing Cross Hospital in Fulham Palace Road.

This year the organisers are hoping to beat that sum – and have added the Brain Tumour Research Campaign to its fundraising effort, along with Maggie’s.

“The festival is organised entirely by St James Street residents, close neighbours and volunteers,” explained Dharshani Weerasekera, one of the festival’s organisers.

“Our neighbourhood is pulling together to show that London’s community spirit is alive and kicking! 

“This year the festival hopes to top last year’s figure raised and invites the whole neighbourhood to join us in having a wonderful day to achieve this goal.”

As well as the live entertainment, stalls will include antique and vintage goods, clothing, a tombola and raffle, face painting, fortune telling and a barbecue with vegetarian options.

For more details, email: stjamesstreetfestival@gmail.com.

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