Charities and Volunteering

Free Will Week 6-10 October 2014 North London Hospice is offering you the chance to make or amend a will for free, as long as you include a gift to North London Hospice. To take advantage of this offer you must: • Include a gift to North London Hospice in your Will • Complete a pledge form for North London Hospice records Contact Jennifer Sheehy, Legacy Campaign Manager on  for an information pack. Your gift will ensure North London.......
Enfield Carers Centre has contacted Palmers Green Community asking for help from our readers for its Best Breakfast Campaign, which will take place in October.  A good opportunity for those of us who are fortunate enough not to have carer responsibilities (at the moment anyway) to help this organisation provide its invaluable support to those who need it. Dear Friends in Palmers Green, Many of our registered carers live in N13 so it’s great to see that community spirit in N13 is live.......
The newest addition to our Community Directory is Studio 306, which is a community interest company based in the Chocolate Factory, Wood Green.  Studio 306 helps people to recover from mental health problems by empowering them to use their creativity.  Specialised tutors teach them, helping them to rediscover forgotten skills, learn new ones and boost their confidence in four creative disciplines: ceramics - produced using stoneware slip and earthenware clay and featuring bright and.......
Noah's Ark Children's Hospice, the locally based charity that helps look after very sick children and their families, is organising an event with a difference this Hallowe'en - a Pumpkin Plod in which people of all ages can participate. The Plod, on the afternoon of 25th October, starts and finishes at the delightful Waterlow Park, half way up Highgate Hill (famous for Dick Whittington). Start the day at 2pm with Hallowe'en themed activities before plodding through the streets of Highgate,.......
This Sunday's Super Summer Sunday at Woodcroft Wildspace will feature a huge range of events and stalls to suit all tastes and ages. In the Entertainment Arena: Signature Sounds Daytime Disco Musical Mummies Chasamba Dance Exercise Maria Evangelou Woodcroft Quartet That Blue Patch That Swing Singer Photo Booth Fun Eco Gym Demo Organic Gardening Question Time In the Kids' Corner: Tatty Bumpkin (yoga) Music Bugs Kids' Orienteering Little Treasures Workshop Plus Food, Craft.......
Lottery funded ‘Stroke and PAT’ project offers highly innovative, and motivating, therapeutic opportunities for stroke survivors to incorporate PAT dogs into their rehabilitation treatment programme. It is a collaborative venture between the national charity Pets As Therapy, founding Director of Stroke Rehab Dogs, Sallie Bollans, and the Ruth Winston Centre, London N13........
Enfield Council's Youth Support Service is seeking volunteers to act as group facilitators for an innovative project designed to help young people make positive choices. The facilitators will be required for sessions on one afternoon a week for 13 weeks beginning on 12 March 2014. The project is designed to help young people whose circumstances put them at risk of negative outcomes, for example, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, criminal activity, exclusion and categorisation as "NEETs" (Not in.......
Keeping Families Together: North London YMCA are seeking "hosts" to take in young people for up to 3 months where their relationship with their families has broken down.

If you're planning to send charity Christmas cards this year, be careful where you buy them from!  If you purchase them from a well-known High Street name, the chances are that most of the money you spend will go to the retailer, not to the charity.  Very few shops pass on more than 25 per cent of the selling price to the named charity, and the average figure is actually closer to 10 per cent.  We don't yet have the figures for 2013, but the Charities Advisory Trust carried out.......
The charity All People All Places, which runs projects to help homeless people, is hoping to expand the Haringey Churches Winter Shelter across the borough boundary into Enfield to become the Haringey and Enfield Churches Winter Shelter.  It has the support of local MPs David Burrowes, Andy Love and Nick de Bois, who have all recognised the need for emergency accommodation, in particular for single non-priority clients. The charity is keen to hear from anyone who could help achieve this by.......