Charities and Volunteering

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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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 -.......
Following the success of our first 'Will Month' in June 2016, we are delighted to announce that we will be launching another free-wills campaign in November 2016. During this campaign we will be working with a selection of local solicitors who are offering their time free of charge to write a basic will in exchange for either a donation to North London Hospice, or a pledge to leave a gift to us in your will. We are also holding an information clinic on October 6 at 4pm at North London Hospice.......
You will be matched with a patient who will need someone to visit regularly, bringing a smile and much needed support! Duties will include: Befriending:  Providing a friendly conversation and companionship Sitting:  Providing a visit to do a specific task that could make all the difference Good Neighbour:  Providing a visit to do a specific task that could make all the difference Please contact Cheryl-lee Broadfoot, Community Volunteers Coordinator, North London Hospice, on.......
ENFIELD TALKING NEWSPAPERA FREE SERVICE FOR BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED RESIDENTS If you know a blind or visually impaired person in Enfield who would enjoy a free weekly recording of articles from our local newspapers as well as other useful information, please get in touch! Call us on 020 8805 6578 or email: Enfield Talking Newspaper is the oldest service of its kind in the UK, formed in 1961. We provide blind and partially sighted people in our borough with a.......
A North London-based charity which provides support for women who are victims of domestic or sexual violence is teaming up with Enfield Council to raise awareness of abusive relationships among women who may not recognise the warning signs until it is too late.

The Royal Voluntary Service is hoping to recruit volunteers for a Home Library Service. If you would like to help us support older and disabled people who can't get out to the library to receive their much loved reading and audio materials, please contact us. We need people to help select books as well as drivers to deliver them. Expenses will be covered and all that is needed are people with about four hours a week or month to spare. For more information on the RVS see.......
Enfield Libraries are launching the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge - The Big Friendly Read - on the green outside Enfield Town Library on Saturday 16th July.  And they are still looking for volunteer Summer Reading Ambassadors. The launch event is completely free and will feature local authors reading, performing and signing their books. The Ambassador roles will be a great opportunity for people who would like to go into teaching or other types of work with children.  To find out.......