Subject tag: Charities

27 October 2015

A winter shelter scheme for people who are suffering from homelessness is seeking to recruit volunteers and raise funds to cover operating costs.  Several churches in Enfield borough will be used as shelters, including St John's in Palmers Green. All People All Places The winter shelter scheme is run by All People All Places, a charity with a remit to serve people who have issues caused by homelessness.  All People All Places, which has been running a similar scheme in Haringey since.......

21 October 2015

Some special events coming up at the Ruth Winston Centre: Annual Meeting at RWC - anyone can join us for the annual meeting in the Davies Room on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at 2.30pm, light refreshments after. First come first serve for a seat. Women First Guided Walk:  Saturday 24th October 2015 Meet St Pauls underground by cafe Nero 11am.  This surprising walk relates some interesting stories about pioneering women in The City.  Led by Joe Studman -  07875 537.......

21 October 2015

North London Hospice organising a spectacular talent show to raise money to help fund its work. North London's Got Talent will be held at the Arts Depot in North Finchley on 6th February 2016. North London Hospice provides specialist end-of-life care to over 1,500 patients, and supports their friends and families - all completely free of charge in the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. The Hospice is looking for talented individuals to take part in the competition!!  There will.......

15 October 2015

Companion animals and the elderly It is widely acknowledged that pets can positively benefit the well-being of elderly owners. For many elderly people living on their own, their pets are their reason for living. They are constant companions - on hand 24 hours a day, every day, comforting, loving and protecting their owners - not only from outside threats, but also offering the more subtle form of protection from loneliness and despair. Pets are warm and intensely loyal. They do not.......

13 October 2015

Chickenshed reveal a little of their specially commissioned Tales from the Shed : The Thing that Goes Bump in the Night (And Other Things) (And Other Bumps). Screamingly scary! Chickenshed (Registered Charity No. 1012369) are the 2015 recipients of Scream Aid. You can text to donate to Chickenshed. Simply text the code and amount (CHSH11 £___) to 70070 and they will receive your donation straight away - whether you plan to Scream or not because this is our newHalloween of Giving. A.......

15 July 2015

Enfield Carers' Centre - a volunteer-staffed organisation that looks after volunteer carers - is looking to recruit additional trustees to its Executive Board, who must have skills in the following specific areas: organisational managment marketing fundraising. For details of the specific vacancies and the role of trustees, please download these two documents: ECC Trustee Vacancies July 2015 ECC Trustee Information Pack.  .......

06 July 2015

Sureka Fernando, who runs the Salsa with Sureka dance lessons in Bowes Park, is organising a fund-raising party this weekend for the North London Samaritans. You are warmly invited to our Summer Party in aid of North London Samaritans on Saturday 11 July! All welcome - please bring friends, partners, random party people - the more the merrier!!! Here's the plan... 6.45pm: Dinner at Ciao Bella, 86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3LZ. (Nearest Tube: Russell Square) Table.......

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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.......

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.......

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!.......

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.......

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.......

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.......

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.......

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.......

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.......

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.......

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,.......

10 October 2014

Brief information about Enfield National Childbirth Trust

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!.......