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Working with young offenders is a challenging and moving experience. As part of the Enfield Heroes campaign, Enfield Council is looking for volunteers to help in their rehabilitation. We are looking for more people to get involved, particularly working with youth offenders. If you have a skill – for example in car engine maintenance, jewellery making, hairdressing, basic IT or gardening – you could really make a difference to a young person’s life. There are some fantastic.......

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Enfield Refugee Welcome brought their first Syrian refugee family to the borough earlier this year.  In their Christmas message to supporters, they report that the family are doing well.  They are now planning to settle a second family, but need various volunteers. To find out how families are selected and how the settlement process works, watch the fascinating interview with Tony Carroll at the bottom of this article. With the support of our amazing band of volunteer befrienders.......

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Volunteers from the Green Party in Enfield and Epping Forest are collecting blankets, sleeping bags and other warm items to distribute to refugees living in terrible conditions in northern France.  If you have items to donate, you can take them to addresses in Palmers Green, Forty Hill, Waltham Abbey or Buckhurst Hill.  Collection of items will finish on 16th December.  The message below is from Bill Linton of Enfield Green Party. You have probably been horrified by the callous.......

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One of Enfield's best known charities has at last found a home of its own and hopes to complete the move by December. The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, has until now been sharing premises in Lancaster Road with four other charities.  The move to its own building in Baker Street, Enfield, will mean it will have enough room to provide more services to more people. Founding trustees Andrew Bone, Teresa Aylott and Dr Pat Mahony outside the.......

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If you’re looking for inspiration to update your winter wardrobe then look no further: The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre is fundraising in style with its Glitz and Glamour Fashion Show. Fashion-lovers will be greeted with bubbly and canapes before being treated to a showcase of the latest trends in every-day and party wear for both men and women and all in aid of supporting cancer sufferers and their families. The charity receives no outside funding and relies on events such as this.......

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Do you know your local area? Do you have community ideas? Would you like to see changes? Share the attitudes, wishes and feelings of children and young people living or being educated in your local borough. The Race Equality Foundation and First Steps want to work with you to carry out research that will support young people in your area. Come along to two half day workshop sessions on Saturday 18th November and 9th December 10 - 3pm at YMCA, 642 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 3EF........

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Our MP has, and so has his predecessor (in fact, David Burrowes proved himself rather more nimble than Bambos Charalambous).  Bambos is the star of the first of the two videos, while David can be spotted in the second. {youtube}f9WT3CH7UXQ{/youtube} {vimeo}236926099{/vimeo} October is Care To Limbo month! The ‘Care To Limbo!’ campaign is designed to raise awareness and funds for a selection of amazing charities, all of whom benefit society and contribute immensely to our.......

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