Charities and Volunteering

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.......
When you visit the Palmers Green Community Festival on Sunday 1st September, be sure to visit the stand run by Noah's Ark Children's Hospice.  This is a locally based charity with a difference:  a hospice without its own building.  Instead of patients coming to them, they come to the patients and care for them - and the other members of their families - in famliar home surroundings. Noah's Ark estimate that there are 900 children in the boroughs they serve - Barnet, Camden,.......
As part of this year's Black History Month, Enfield Council is planning two special events at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town, to be held on the evenings of Monday 14th and Tuesday 29th October.  This will be an opportunity of residents of the Borough to perform - whether it be singing, dancing, poetry, comedy or public speaking - and help celebrate the diversity of the London Borough of Enfield. If you would like to perform on one of those two evenings, you should.......
Enfield Volunteer Action (EVA) has issued a new edition of its quarterly bulletin Volunteering in Enfield, covering the period July to September 2013 and listing opportunities for volunteers in 15 different categories. EVA is supported by Enfield Council and its aims are to promote volunteering, assist potential volunteers to find fulfilling and approriate volunteering roles, support local charities and organisations which involve volunteers in their work, and promote good.......