Charities and Volunteering

Barnet-based Noah's Ark Children's Hospice is urgently appealing for financial help. The coronavirus, while making the charity's young patients even more vulnerable, is undermining its fundraising methods. It faces a £2 million deficit, which threatens its future.

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The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, which supports patients at the North Middlesex Hospital, has issued an urgent appeal for funding. The Covid-19 crisis threatens its charity shops, community fundraising efforts and its own fundraising events.

The London Borough of Enfield Covid-19 Mutual Aid group on Facebook is one of around 150 Covid-19 Mutual Aid groups that had been created around the UK as of Sunday lunchtime. Volunteers are coordinating via WhatsApp and Facebook groups and offering people in self-isolation help with shopping, dog walking and picking up prescriptions.

Maggie's at the Royal Free is asking people to help support its work by holding a Kitchen Table Day on Friday 27 March or a day that suits you.

St Michael at Bowes church in Palmerston Road used to provide English-as-Second-Language (ESL) courses for newcomers until funding by Enfield Council ceased about a year ago. However, the church is still receiving queries about ESL courses. They are hoping to attract a volunteer to do the teaching

The former chairman of Enterprise Enfield, Martin Jewell, has been awarded with an MBE in recognition of his services to business start ups and charity in Enfield

Start the New Year by supporting North London Hospice's Do or Donate campaign this January. There are many ways you can help - volunteering, fundraising or donating to its shops.

The Felix Project is seeking volunteers to help rescue and deliver food on the days before and after Christmas.

Volunteers are sought to help run the Palmers Green Youth Provision, which aims to empower young people to learn important life skills, to be involved in activities which will help boost their confidence and self-esteem and to create a sense of belonging.

Each year at Christmas time Zebras Children and Adults Charity supports some of the most vulnerable children within the London Borough of Enfield. The families they support are not only living with disability but are facing poverty, and are therefore not able to provide the magical experience for their children that others can.