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Subject tag: Charities

04 January 2017

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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12 December 2016

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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16 November 2016

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.......

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08 November 2016

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.......

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07 November 2016

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.......

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26 October 2016

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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25 October 2016

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 -.......

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26 September 2016

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.......

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26 August 2016

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.......

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25 August 2016

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.......

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23 August 2016

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. Solace Women's Aid was set up in Islington 41 years ago and now operates throughout London. The scale of violence against women is truly shocking - far higher than is generally appreciated.  One in four women in the UK is affected.......

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29 May 2016

Lisa Rutty is a Friend of Talkies and volunteer. You may have seen her on the Talkies stall at festivals and at events. It was Lisa who brought local actor Jeremy Swift to Talkies for 'Downhill' and 'Men in Shorts'. Lisa is very gifted, kind, and fun to be with. She has helped out as a volunteer with many other local organisations. Tragically, late last year aged 53, Lisa suffered a major stroke and then contracted bacterial meningitis, resulting in serious brain damage. Lisa's partner Kevin.......

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26 April 2016

Centre Coordinator Charity in Palmers Green requires a highly motivated and enthusiastic person.  Good communication, organising and numeracy skills essential. 35 hour week, Mon - Fri.£18-19k Salary - according toexperience and skills Tel: 020 8886 5346 or email For an application pack. Closing date: 06.05.2016.......

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13 April 2016

On April 15th 2016, I will be locked into the patient garden at Chase Farm Hospital to raise funds to redevelop the space into a therapeutic, sensory garden for dementia patients - a cause very close to my heart.  I will be locked in until I reach my target of £5,000!! Help me! Chase Farm Charity are trying to raise £120,000 to redevelop this garden and another stroke and neuro rehabilitation garden for patients within the hospital. They have raised just.......

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29 March 2016

North London Samaritans are looking for a new voluntary Treasurer - someone with an accountancy background. The role will cover producing Annual Accounts, Noms claims, preparing the Annual report, making Gift Aid claims, doing any Corporation tax returns, renewing the insurance policy annually, preparing management accounts, and supporting the book keeper. The treasurer will be a support volunteer, so not involved in directly supporting callers, and will be a trustee of the charity, If you.......

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15 March 2016

Haven House children's hospice has published Vision 2020, its strategy for the next five years, during which time it hopes to expand the number of children it can care for. Vision 2020 Vision 2020 is our first five-year strategy since the hospice opened in 2003. In this time we have been there for over 600 families, ensuring that they are not alone when caring for a child with a life-limiting condition. This would not have been possible without the help of our donors and partners within.......

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27 February 2016

Noah's Ark Children's hospice explain the objectives of their Building the Ark Appeal. A hospice building for children and families in North London Our Building the Ark Appeal is raising funds to construct North London's only children's hospice building. Complementing our sector-leading 'hospice at home' and community-based services, a hospice building will allow us to offer a complete hospice service for the 1,086 children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.......

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30 January 2016

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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24 January 2016

North London Samaritans have got through the first stage of a submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the "Tin Tabernacle" in Bowes Park for use as a call centre and community centre.  To succeed in Stage 2 they need to prove that there is sufficient demand from community groups and other organisations who would wish to hire such a hall. The "Tin Tabernacle" is otherwise known as Shaftesbury Hall and is situated in Herbert Road, very close to Bowes Park station.  Originally.......

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09 January 2016

St Andrew's Church in Southgate has issued an appeal for people to volunteer to help run a winter night shelter. St Andrew's is one of several churches in the borough involved in the Enfield Churches Winter Night Shelter scheme, being run in association with All People All Places.  The scheme started operation earlier this week and St Andrews is providing overnight shelter on Wednesday nights for six weeks starting on 6th January, offering meals and a warm place to sleep to homeless.......

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