Neighbours! Everybody needs good neighbours… so the lyrics to the Aussie soap opera tell us. London may not have a sun-drenched backdrop, but the city’s neighbourhoods are important environments, that are cultural and distinct, created by the human spirit and the will to connect.
However, sometimes, with our busy lives, we lose sight of the glue that holds us together. Which is where the charity, Fulham Good Neighbours, happily steps in. For more than 50 years, it’s been bringing this Fulham community together, with volunteers to support, whether caring for the elderly, doing a bit of gardening or DIY, shopping, looking after a pet and a lot more.
Raising funds is the main part of what they do, in order to support everyone who needs help in this community – and one event is the highlight of the year: the Parsons Green Fair.
For one day the neighbourhood is transformed into a traditional fete, inviting more than 8,000 visitors, with more than 100 stalls selling local goods and fairground attractions. The main stage includes acting and dance performances, promising a great vibe, whatever the weather!
The event is on Saturday, 7th July, 11.30am until 5.30pm, and is free. You can get involved by holding a stall, volunteering your time as a marshal or just turning up and having fun.