Charities and Volunteering

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.......
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.......
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.......
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.......
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.......
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.......
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.......
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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