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Yvonne Quigley is inviting everyone to a special tea party at the Ruth Winston Centre from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 31st March. We are holding a fundraising tea party for Dementia UK to support their work with Admiral Nurses who are funded by them.  They carry out vital work with those who have dementia and those caring for them so we want to do our part to keep their work on going. As more and more of our loved ones are being struck down with dementia we need to spread the word,.......

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Palmers Green and Southgate are blessed with the presence of one of London's best Blues clubs. Every Friday night St Monica's social club on Cannon Hill is transformed into "St Harmonica's" and plays host to some great musicians, some local, others from further afield, who play for free - the only money they take home is what goes into the collecting hat. Entry to the club is also free - you just need to pay a membership fee of a mere £2.50 a year.  And prices at the bar are as cheap.......

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Help us to raise funds and awareness of Samaritans in the local community through a variety of events and activities. Shaftesbury Hall aka the Tin TabernacleBowes Park is on the verge of having an amazing new community space, as we are at the final stage of a Big Lottery grant application to redevelop Shaftesbury Hall on Herbert Road, London, N11. If successful, the £500,000 grant will enable the complete redevelopment of Shaftesbury Hall – known locally as the ‘Tin.......

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All of our readers will doubtless be aware that there are very many rough sleepers in our city, especially if they visit central London.  According to official figures, the number of rough sleepers in the UK has doubled over the past six years.  They are only the tip of the iceberg - the visible sign of the 60,000 families who are currently homeless, but most of whom manage to find a roof for the night one way or another. Unsurprisingly, the various political parties have differing.......

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VOLUNTEERS! Needed for the overnight shift on the Enfield Churches WInter Night Shelter at @AllSaintsN9 Email The night shelter will be operating at seven churches in the borough for thirteen weeks starting on 4th.......

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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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