Every penny helps
The Friends and park users have a brilliant record of generous donations for things in the park such as the re-planting of the sunken flower beds, the cleaning of the war memorial, the sun dial in the flower garden and the replacement (and sadly now much lamented) red bus. These are things that have been beyond the scope of the Council's much reduced park budget.
The spring 2020 fundraising campaign is "Earn an urn for the park" - Heather Griffith is a stone mason, training at the City and Guilds College in Kennington. On her lunchtime walks through the park, Heather became fascinated by the empty red granite basin of the Slade fountain which used to have a bronze on the top of it.
Then she had an idea. Her plan is to carve a faithful replica of the original bronze urn from limestone, to be given into the care of the Friends of Kennington Park.
To do this, she needs:
- to order stone from a quarry in France;
- to get the stone onto a lathe for carving;
- to cast the bronze elements for the urn;
- and one year's tuition fees.
There is more information about Heather's project on the News and Events page of our website. you can't get the link in the story to work, it's easy to donate via FoKP, the Paypal button is below. Please make sure to type 'Urn' into the 'write a note' field, so we can make sure your donation gets to the right place.
To donate please click the Paypal button below and give what you can:
It is also possible to have a commemorative bench or tree in the park - please contact us for further information.