It’s the big day tomorrow.

All across the country, millions of people are cosying up and getting amorous with a special someone.

But while romance is no doubt still on the cards in Kingston, residents will be putting their borough and those most in need first.

The second annual Love Kingston Day will see hundreds of businesses, charities and organisations unite to raise money for the Love Kingston appeal.

All across the borough, a series of fundraising events will be taking place all day - from collections, coffee mornings and cake sales to comedy nights, cartoonists and charity dinners.

Here are some of the highlights going on across the borough.

Surrey Comet: Canbury Arms pub gets ready for coffee morning in aid of Love Kingston

Coffee Mornings

Canbury Arms (above), Canbury Park Road, Kingston

Barclays bank branches in Kingston, Surbiton, New Malden and Tolworth

Databac Group, The Ashway Centre, Elm Crescent, Kingston

Chelsea Building Society, Thames Street, Kingston

Victoria Park Cafe, Victoria Park, Balaclava Road, Surbiton

Halifax bank, Eden Street, Kingston


Shrewsbury House School, Surbiton - annual school charity run in support of Love Kingston

Surbiton High School – students wearing red , cake sale face painting and message board

Kingston Grammar School - mufti day and cake sale

Coombe Boys’ School, New Malden - mufti day

King’s Oak Primary School, New Malden – princes and princesses themed mufti day


Surrey Comet:

BHS, Eden Walk, Kingston (above) – Artist Lee Campbell and Kingston College students creating artworks in store windows; staff wearing pink and red; 20 per cent discount vouchers for store restaurant

The Gym Group, Adams Walk, Kingston - free day passes to Love Kingston supporters; kiss the personal trainer; charity protein bars.

Barrett and Coe photographers, London Road, Kingston – £160 photo sessions for £25 Kingston

Chamber of Commerce – raffle; fundraiser at Stanley Picker Gallery on February 26

Kingston Council – strategic business staff wearing red; collection

Kingston Feet Clinic, Richmond Road, Kingston – 50 per cent of profits from appointments between 1pm to 4pm to Love Kingston. Call 02085469626 or 07910373824 or email

Coleman Ctts Solicitors, Penrhyn Road, Kingston - quiz night; raffle; staff getting legs waxed and dying hair red.

Bonsors estate agents – donated promo boards

Sblended Milkshakes, Clarence Street, Kingston – Love Kingston Milkshakes


Volunteers outside Kingston station and Surbiton station during morning and afternoon rush hours Bentall Centre Kingston Hospital – collection for Kingston Foodbank


Surrey Comet: The Euphonix Choir will be taking to the stage to perform a selection of popular love songs on February 14

Rich Man Poor Man, Arthur Cotterell Theatre, Kingston College – luck of the draw dinner and music event. £20.

Willoughby Arms, Willoughby Road, Kingston – Comedy Night. £5. 07805 497286

Rose Theatre, High Street, Kingston – Euphonix Choir (above), 1pm Kingston University Students’ Union, Penrhyn Road, Kingston – volunteer speed dating. 02085471221

Kingston Voluntary Action, Welcare House, Canbury Park Road – yoga with Judith Naylor. 12.15pm 020 8255 3335