Charities and Volunteering

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.......
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.......
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........
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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Give an hour's salary to help build Noah's Ark Children's Hospice - the first such hospice in North London. {youtube}h3g7iZDfUmQ{/youtube} Noah’s Ark currently supports over 160 children who are seriously unwell, 230 of their siblings and 350 of their parents / guardians. Our dedicated team do this by providing holistic, bespoke care. We need to provide more care for more children and their families. We need to construct The Ark, a specialist children’s hospice building........
If you’re planning to refurnish a room the right piece might just be there waiting for you at the Barnet Furniture Centre. This valuable local asset is at the top of Colney Hatch Lane in Friern Barnet (4 Queens Parade Close, N11 3FY – tel 020 8361 6802) and should be much better known.

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Enfield Youth Offending Unit (YOU) YOU needs volunteers who: are concerned about youth crime are able to engage with young people would like to be part of the restorative justice process can work with young offenders to help challenge and change their behaviour can help us to help them and make Enfield a better place to live and work believe that young people should have to make reparation (community work to repair the harm caused by their crime) to society for the harm caused by.......
A nine-hour feast of poetry In Enfield aims to rescue a family from a Syrian refugee camp. The Enfield Poem-a-thon will raise money for Enfield Refugee Welcome, the first Community Sponsorship Group in the UK to have resettled a refugee family under the government's Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme. Enfield Poem-a-thon organizer Maggie Butt, herself one of the poets who will be taking part, explains: "I am so proud that Enfield has the first community sponsorship group in the country.......
The Friends of Wolves Lane Centre are looking for people with the skills needed to set up and run a workshop needed keep the unique horticultural Centre in working order, now that it is no longer looked after by Haringey Council. Wolves Lane Centre needs you! Would you be able to help look after the buildings and equipment at the Wolves Lane Centre? Please help us to preserve this local asset. If you would like to get involved... Come to Wolves Lane Centre Tuesday 5th September at 11.......
North London Samaritans are now 70 per cent of the way towards raising the £15,000 they need to be able to afford to rebuild Bowes Park's "Tin Tabernacle", turning it into a centre for their life-saving activities and a hub for the local community.  Funds received a big boost on Sunday, when Myddleton Road Market stallholders and shopkeepers raised a total of £925 for the project. Future fundraising events include two concerts taking place in September. The plan.  To turn.......