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Local shops and restaurants have clubbed together to ensure there are lots of prizes to be won at Chiswick’s biggest community event, the Bedford Park Festival, which begins this weekend.

No fewer than 45 restaurants have offered a free meal for two in the Win a Meal competition, supported by They include Pissarro’s on the River, which re-opens this weekend after its fire, and the new Sam’s Brasserie, as well as many other top local restaurants. The full list can be found at and at the Win-a-Meal stand at the Green Days fete and Craft Fair, opposite Turnham Green tube station, this Saturday and Sunday.

The event will be opened at 11am on Saturday by BBC London’s Emily Maitlis (pictured left), who will be judging the children’s fancy dress competition on the theme of Roald Dahl.

Prizes for children include Roald Dahl books and vouchers from Waterstones for the Fancy Dress competition, and story tapes from Harper Collins. A family trip to the new Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden is the top prize in the Turnham Green Terrace Treasure Hunt, with Walt Disney goody bags for the runners up. There will also be Willy Wonka chocolate bars for all entrants and Fouberts ice cream vouchers to be won.

“Local firms have been really generous this year, both with prizes and sponsorship” said Torin Douglas, one of the Festival organisers. “That means we can raise more money for the Festival charities – the Brain Tumour Research Campaign, the Upper Room in Shepherd's Bush and the fund to repair and repaint St Michael & All Angels Church.”

In the Champagne Lottery, people can win bottles from Champagne Duval Leroy in Chiswick High Road. Andreas Georghiou, in Turnham Green Terrace, will be raffling a box of fruit and vegetables for home delivery, as well as donating all the strawberries and cream for the refreshments stall.

SweatyBetty in the Terrace is providing prizes for the Pop Idol talent show on Sunday afternoon. And the Riverside Health Club is one of many local firms that have donated valuable prizes in the Tombola on Saturday June 11th.

There are also prizes at other Festival events during the fortnight. At the Summer Exhibition in St Michael & All Angels church, Martin Wharmby’s original artwork for the poster is being raffled. Oliver Bonas in the Terrace has donated a £100 gift voucher to be raffled at the wine-tasting evening.

Snappy Snaps in Chiswick High Road is providing prizes for the Photographic Competition, and the photographer Vibeke Dahl has donated a free sitting and a portrait to be raffled at the Exhibition, where she’ll be choosing the overall winner.

Other sponsors include the estate agents Fletchers Estates, Andrew Nunn and Associates, Faron Sutaria and Bushells,; the solicitors Howard Russell; Waterstones book shop; Happy Times nursery; JoJo Maman Bebe; Letts Educational; Hartswood Lettings; WestSide; The Green;; Midas Public Relations; Whisk cookery emporium; White Stuff, and Divine Fairtrade chocolates, who are giving free chocolate bars “with a heart” to everyone who goes to “Love In the Park”.

June 10, 2005