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Charities and Volunteering

Want to make a difference? Have you thought about becoming a charity trustee and helping your community? We need local people with a range of skills and life experience to join our board. This volunteering role can fit in with work, as meetings are in the evenings. Join us at an event in Enfield on 26/1/17. Please email for more information. www.enfieldcab.org.uk/recruitment-day-216.html.......

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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. The alternative is to buy from a pop-up charity Christmas card shop run by Cards for Good.......

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The latest video on Jenny Bourke's website Palmers Green Tales introduces us to Maxability, a rather unusual local charity which helps disabled adults maximise the development of their abilities. The story told by Emil and Anita Woolf involves a house with a huge room, a monster grand piano that was played by Rachmaninoff, a series of top quality concerts and lectures and a Romanian pottery teacher. Maxability website Video on Palmers Green Tales.......

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Enfield Council is urging staff, residents and politicians to support the North Enfield Foodbank.  The Council is linking this call to Mitzvah Day, on which by Jewish tradition people give their time to help others.  This year Mitzvah Day falls on 27th November. Not that people are short of food only on one day a year.  Over the last year the foodbank gave 5,807 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.  The reduction in the "benefits cap" which is currently.......

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Another local project to add to the four that I listed last week.  To vote visit community-fund.aviva.co.uk/ and register. Enfield Community Transport:  Supporting the older generation Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000 ECT has been successfully providing a Community Transport Service to the residents of Enfield for thirty years. We recently reviewed our service to see what new services could be provided which would meet the needs of our community. Following.......

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Voting for this year's Aviva Community Fund has now begun.  You can register with the website and cast ten votes - either for a single project, or divided between two or more. Here are some projects that are well deserving and local to us. Ruth Winston Centre Nominated by Coversure - Palmers Green Yvonne Quigley writes:  "As an independent charity we see the needs of the older population increasing and we want to help reduce isolation, improve health and mobility, raise.......

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For the 23rd year in succession, Palmers Green United Reformed Church will play host to a multi-charity Christmas card shop.  And the shop's manager is on the lookout for a suitable photograph of a local scene to make into a Christmas card. The Cards for Good Causes shop launches this Saturday (29th October) and will be open between 10am and 4pm every day except Sundays until 10th December.  At 10.30am on 29th October there will be a grand opening ceremony by the Reverend Ray Adams -.......

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