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25 June 2015

As already announced, Silverfit Silver Fridays are about to be launched in Broomfield Park. Silverfit, a charity that promotes exercise and healthier lifestyles for older people, is looking for a volunteer to act as a "Silverfit Ambassador". Volunteer Positions: Silverfit Ambassadors Hours: 3 hours/week Silverfit isa charitable organisation promoting exercise and healthier lifestyles for older people. We need enthusiastic, highly motivated, enterprising individuals to be our Silverfit.......

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24 June 2015

SOUP ukulele bandThe Ruth Winston Centre opened its doors to the local community on Saturday 20 June 2015 in conjunction with the Palmers Green Shopping Carnival to host an open day. Andrew Rycraft & Maria Vaz – members of the Winstonian Art GroupDemonstrations from Poetry and Drama groups, Tai Chi, Yoga and Latin American & Line Dance classes, Arm Chair exercise and Zumba Gold were performed throughout the day. Anyone who could came in to give it a try for themselves. There were.......

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02 June 2015

A dozen dedicated volunteers braved the elements on Sunday morning to take part in the annual Ruth Winston sponsored walk.  Here you can see them all spruce before starting and somewhat bedraggled afterwards. And you won't see such an impressive daffodil even in Trent Park!.......

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19 May 2015

We've written before about how North London Samaritans would like to restore the "Tin Tabernacle" at Bowes Park and use it to run their live-saving services.  Now the insurance company Aviva has included it in the Aviva Community Fund.  You can register with the Community Fund and will be given ten votes to distribute as you choose between the 3000+ projects. Depending on how many votes it collects, the Shaftesbury Hall Refurbishment Project (to use its official title) could receive.......

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13 May 2015

One of the most notable institutions in Palmers Green is the Ruth Winston Centre.  In essence, it's a club for older people, but not the kind of club where you sit round dozing in armchairs reading copies of The Times.  Quite the reverse - it's a place where people do things.  The aim is to help people remain active, maintain mobility, and live a full life by providing opportunities to make and meet friends, learn a new skill or hobby, keep fit, have lunch in a convivial.......

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02 May 2015

Positive people from the local community needed - could you spare two to four hours a week for a year to help turn a child's life round? This is the question that Chance UK is posing.  By becoming a Chance UK mentor you would be helping inspire a primary school child with behavioural difficulties, who otherwise when a little older might find themself drawn into anti-social or criminal activity. And the benefits are not all one-way.  The work can be tremendously personally rewarding.......

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23 April 2015

Have you thought about joining the team of Community Volunteers at the North London Hospice who help make life pleasanter for patients and their families and carers? 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 respite for patient and/or carer Good Neighbour:  Providing a visit to do a specific.......

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27 February 2015

Date: 7th/8th and 14th March Location: Palmers Green & Southgate (various locations) Details: Local residents are needed to help turn Palmers Green yellow for Marie Curie Cancer Care's Great Daffodil Appeal! Collections are taking place in the area on weekends in March and all funds raised will go to the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead and to fund local Marie Curie nurses. Marie Curie provides high quality end of life care for north Londoners with cancer and other terminal illnesses, in.......

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10 December 2014

Residents who want to dispose of unwanted electrical items or bulky furniture are being urged to take advantage for two free services Enfield Council is offering. The services are being offered to encourage recycling, reduce fly tipping and promote the reuse of perfectly good electrical items that have been replaced or which are no longer wanted. Enfield Council is also providing free compostable liners for food waste in council libraries for a limited time.Residents can arrange a free.......

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05 November 2014

Despite the name, Finchley & Friern Barnet Operatic Society, or FFBOS for short, is based in Enfield borough, rehearsing in New Southgate and performing at the Intimate Theatre in Palmers Green. The next FFBOS show - the classic musical Mack and Mabel - opens at the Intimate on 12th October and runs until the 15th. The opening night will be a gala performance in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in Barnet.  One of the guests will be Elaine Page, who is Honorary President of FFBOS. See.......

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11 October 2014

If you travel to Bowes Park station, walk up the stairs from the platform and turn right (towards Bounds Green), the first building you encounter when leaving the station is Shaftesbury Hall, a former chapel now known locally as the "Tin Tabernacle".  It's a rare survivor of a type of metal self-assembly church that sprang up the Victorian era, but is now in a state of disrepair. Shaftesbury Hall aka the Tin TabernacleSince 1974 the Tin Tabernacle has belonged to North London Samaritans,.......

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10 October 2014

Brief information about Enfield National Childbirth Trust

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04 October 2014

Enfield Carers Centre is raising money for a Young Adult Carers Project to help 3000 young people in Enfield looking after someone in their family with an illness or disability. Help us raise funds by hosting a breakfast during 17-19th October. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a delicious breakfast and make a donation. Why not have a special theme to make your breakfast fun? Contact us and we can supply you with placemats, recipes, invitations and other publicity material for free!.......

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03 October 2014

The haunting Greek musical style Rembetika (the "Greek Blues") will be the theme of a trilogy of events - two concerts and a film - which will be raising money for the Leukaemia Cancer Society, starting this month.  And appropriately enough, given the large Greek-speaking presence in our area, the first two events in the Trilogy of the Greek Blues will be taking place locally. The Trilogy begins with Rembetika and Beyond - A Journey into the Greek Blues, a concert at the Millfield Theatre.......

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24 September 2014

Enfield Carers Centre has contacted Palmers Green Community asking for help from our readers for its Best Breakfast Campaign, which will take place in October.  A good opportunity for those of us who are fortunate enough not to have carer responsibilities (at the moment anyway) to help this organisation provide its invaluable support to those who need it. Dear Friends in Palmers Green, Many of our registered carers live in N13 so it’s great to see that community spirit in N13 is live.......

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21 September 2014

The newest addition to our Community Directory is Studio 306, which is a community interest company based in the Chocolate Factory, Wood Green.  Studio 306 helps people to recover from mental health problems by empowering them to use their creativity.  Specialised tutors teach them, helping them to rediscover forgotten skills, learn new ones and boost their confidence in four creative disciplines: ceramics - produced using stoneware slip and earthenware clay and featuring bright and.......

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27 July 2014

The Nightingale was formed by a local group of concerned individuals who felt that more could be done to support people affected by cancer in Enfield. We aim to work together with existing local services to ensure that we provide comprehensive support. We are here to help patients, relatives, carers, friends or those who are affected by cancer. We hope to be able to provide you with help along the way........

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20 July 2014

Citizens Advice Enfield is a charity that offers free, accessible,quality advice to anyone who lives in Enfield. They can help with all kinds of problems, whether they are housing, employment, benefits, debts or immigration issues for example.

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04 February 2014

Lottery funded ‘Stroke and PAT’ project offers highly innovative, and motivating, therapeutic opportunities for stroke survivors to incorporate PAT dogs into their rehabilitation treatment programme. It is a collaborative venture between the national charity Pets As Therapy, founding Director of Stroke Rehab Dogs, Sallie Bollans, and the Ruth Winston Centre, London N13........

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28 October 2013

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.  We don't yet have the figures for 2013, but the Charities Advisory Trust carried out.......

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