Charities and Volunteering

As already announced, Silverfit Silver Fridays are about to be launched in Broomfield Park. Silverfit, a charity that promotes exercise and healthier lifestyles for older people, is looking for a volunteer to act as a "Silverfit Ambassador". Volunteer Positions: Silverfit Ambassadors Hours: 3 hours/week Silverfit isa charitable organisation promoting exercise and healthier lifestyles for older people. We need enthusiastic, highly motivated, enterprising individuals to be our Silverfit.......
SOUP ukulele bandThe Ruth Winston Centre opened its doors to the local community on Saturday 20 June 2015 in conjunction with the Palmers Green Shopping Carnival to host an open day. Andrew Rycraft & Maria Vaz – members of the Winstonian Art GroupDemonstrations from Poetry and Drama groups, Tai Chi, Yoga and Latin American & Line Dance classes, Arm Chair exercise and Zumba Gold were performed throughout the day. Anyone who could came in to give it a try for themselves. There were.......
A dozen dedicated volunteers braved the elements on Sunday morning to take part in the annual Ruth Winston sponsored walk.  Here you can see them all spruce before starting and somewhat bedraggled afterwards. And you won't see such an impressive daffodil even in Trent Park!.......
We've written before about how North London Samaritans would like to restore the "Tin Tabernacle" at Bowes Park and use it to run their live-saving services.  Now the insurance company Aviva has included it in the Aviva Community Fund.  You can register with the Community Fund and will be given ten votes to distribute as you choose between the 3000+ projects. Depending on how many votes it collects, the Shaftesbury Hall Refurbishment Project (to use its official title) could receive.......
One of the most notable institutions in Palmers Green is the Ruth Winston Centre.  In essence, it's a club for older people, but not the kind of club where you sit round dozing in armchairs reading copies of The Times.  Quite the reverse - it's a place where people do things.  The aim is to help people remain active, maintain mobility, and live a full life by providing opportunities to make and meet friends, learn a new skill or hobby, keep fit, have lunch in a convivial.......
Positive people from the local community needed - could you spare two to four hours a week for a year to help turn a child's life round? This is the question that Chance UK is posing.  By becoming a Chance UK mentor you would be helping inspire a primary school child with behavioural difficulties, who otherwise when a little older might find themself drawn into anti-social or criminal activity. And the benefits are not all one-way.  The work can be tremendously personally rewarding.......
Have you thought about joining the team of Community Volunteers at the North London Hospice who help make life pleasanter for patients and their families and carers? You will be matched with a patient who will need someone to visit regularly, bringing a smile and much needed support. Duties will include: Befriending:  Providing a friendly conversation and companionship Sitting:  Providing respite for patient and/or carer Good Neighbour:  Providing a visit to do a specific.......
If you've ever thought about volunteering, your chance to discover the multitude of local opportunities comes up next Wednesday (22nd April), at the Enfield Volunteers Fair.  And if you haven't thought about volunteering, perhaps the Fair might just make you do so. The Fair is at the Millfield Arts Centre in Silver Street, Edmonton, and runs from 11am to 3pm.  You can just drop in any time and stay for as short or long a time as you like. An amazing range of opportunities At the.......
Date: 7th/8th and 14th March Location: Palmers Green & Southgate (various locations) Details: Local residents are needed to help turn Palmers Green yellow for Marie Curie Cancer Care's Great Daffodil Appeal! Collections are taking place in the area on weekends in March and all funds raised will go to the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead and to fund local Marie Curie nurses. Marie Curie provides high quality end of life care for north Londoners with cancer and other terminal illnesses, in.......
EnfieldThinks is looking for volunteers to help staff and promote Enfield’s first pop-up learning shop. EnfieldThinks is a collaborative project run by Enfield Council, Birkbeck, University of London, Christian Action Housing and the borough’s further education colleges- Barnet & Southgate, Capel Manor and the College of Haringey, Enfield & North East London. Based in Burleigh Way, Enfield, between from 7 April and 27 June 2015, the EnfieldThinks team will deliver an exciting.......