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It's an event etched firmly into the fabric of Richmond Life.  This black tie event celebrates the start of the May Fair weekend.  Located on the historic Richmond Green, the ball features a champagne reception, fine food and wine, cocktail bar, auction, dancing to a live band and a variety of other entertainment. It is regularly attended by over 450 guests.

Over the years, the Richmond May Ball has raised more than a million pounds for around 20 local charities.


'The pandemic gave us a greater sense of our local community and the importance of Richmond's Open Spaces.  This is an opportunity to deliver a spectacular evening on Richmond Green for local residents and their guests whilst raising much needed funds for two very deserving local charities'


Viv and Bob Harris Founders of Richmond May Ball
The Richmond May Ball Band
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The Richmond May Bucking Bronco
The Richmond May Ball Casino


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My Life Films is dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of people living with dementia and supporting their carers and family members. Their unique film-based services, including the dementia-friendly streaming service My Life TV, support a range of needs, whether that be sustaining hobbies and interests, sparking conversation and connection, providing moments of calm or simply bringing joy, smiles and laughter!

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Make a donation to

My Life Films

  • £50 pays for someone / a family living with dementia to have comfort, joy and laughter for a year with My Life TV.

  • £500 pays for all residents and staff in a local care home to have entertainment, activities and stimulation at any time of the day for a year

  • £1,500 pays for a local person living with dementia to have their own, personal life story film created about their life, an award-winning service from My Life Films.


Park Lane Stables RDA are an award-winning RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) centre with a wide programme of activities, including assisted riding, horse care, carriage driving, equine therapy and hippotherapy. “A place of kindness where horses help people and people help horses”, last year they helped over 1000 families.

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Make a donation to

Park Lane Stables RDA

  • £100 will pay for 4 carriage driving sessions for a wheelchair user; one participant describes these sessions as his 'ultimate freedom'

  • £250 will pay for 5 pairs of horse shoes. Our horses need new shoes every 6 weeks from our farrier.

  • £500 will pay for 4 equine therapy sessions for a person in need.

  • £1000 will pay for the hay for our superstar ponies for one month.



An evening of champagne, fine food and wine, auction, raffle, dancing to a live band and a variety of entertainment which is attended by over 450 guests.

The Richmond May Ball Carousel
The Richmond May Ball Live Band
Richmond May Ball John singleton


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