Thames Ditton Foundation (TDF) was established in 2012, with its first major initiative being the creation of Pip’s Path, the walkway between Ashley Road Car Park and Thames Ditton High Street. Ownership and maintenance of Pip’s Path remains in the hands of the Foundation, which holds it in perpetuity for the benefit of the local community.
Thames Ditton Foundation is run by a small volunteer team, working with local groups and other volunteers across a range of vital village projects and is the only charity dedicated to supporting Thames Ditton High Street and wider community.
Trustees of TDF founded the Thames Ditton High Street Christmas Lights, putting lights on the central lime tree, then organised the brackets and power to the 45 smaller trees that line the High Street. The Foundation continued to organise this initiative for over ten years.
Trustees of TDF founded the High Street Union Flags initiative to commemorate and support important Royal and national UK events. This initiative is on-going.
Thames Ditton Foundation works in close collaboration with the Thames Ditton Farmers’ Market, run by the community for the community, with profits going to local charities and good causes, all serving the local area.
Year round Thames Ditton Foundation supports Thames Ditton In Bloom, the award winning community garden at Thames Ditton Station, Thames Ditton Boomerang Bags, providing free reusable shopping bags made from donated fabric to TD High Street Shops, and Thames Ditton Litter Pickers ‘Keep Thames Ditton Tidy Campaign,’ as well as giving aid and support to local charities helping those struggling and in need including East Elmbridge Foodbank, Elmbridge CAN (offering refugee support) and Elmbridge Rentstart (helping the homeless and those vulnerably housed).
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