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02 May 2017

This Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May, Enfield Dementia Action Alliance is asking everyone in Enfield to unite against dementia. It is estimated that there are approximately 3,000 people with late onset dementia in Enfield. This is projected to increase by 44% in 20 years Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone. Diagnosis is a difficult time for someone and it can feel that people have.......

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01 May 2017

Help make the Noah's Ark Children's Hospice summer appeal speak volumes Time spent with our Music Therapist, Kirsty, has been life-changing for Joe and his mum, Toni. For the first time in his life, he is communicating and making choices through music. This summer, we are turning up the volume on the care and support we provide for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families. During Children’s Hospice Week, as well as wearing your loudest, wackiest.......

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26 April 2017

Everyone's Climbing Tree - described as "magical" by the young people who benefit from its workshops and wonderful encouraging spirit - is working towards raising £10,000 to refurbish and expand its base close to Alexandra Park Station. ECT, as it's known, is running a fundraising event this coming Sunday, from 3pm to 9pm, featuring its unique mix of events for people of all ages.  You can just drop in or reserve places in workshops online. For more about ECT, read this article from.......

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01 April 2017

North London Samaritans have been given a Big Lottery Fund grant of £545,0000 to rebuild a former "Tin Tabernacle" to use as a centre for their lifesaving work and to provide a new communitiy facility for Bowes Park. Shaftesbury Hall (to give the former chapel its proper name) is located in Herbert Road, adjacent to Bowes Park Station.  The building is currently in complete disrepair - the plan now is not to restore it, but to build a replica from modern materials with an additional.......

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14 March 2017

Yvonne Quigley is inviting everyone to a special tea party at the Ruth Winston Centre from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 31st March. We are holding a fundraising tea party for Dementia UK to support their work with Admiral Nurses who are funded by them.  They carry out vital work with those who have dementia and those caring for them so we want to do our part to keep their work on going. As more and more of our loved ones are being struck down with dementia we need to spread the word,.......

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10 February 2017

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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08 February 2017

The Broomfield House Trust, a registered charity and private limited company, is looking for a new volunteer treasurer, who would also become a Trustee. The Treasurer makes the normal returns to the Charity Commission and Companies House; however, a new project will involve some additional tasks. The Trust is preparing a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a digital history of the House and carry out a trial restoration of sections of the Lanscroon Murals. The HLF will want us to account.......

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08 February 2017

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.......

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26 January 2017

Enfield Community Singers are performing a very special concert at the URC, Fox Lane Palmers Green, entitled Spring Awakening, on Saturday 25th March at 7,30 pm and will be to raise aware and funds for the London Air Ambulance Service, whilst Entry and Refreshments are free. The concert with feature the youthful and dynamic singers from Eastfield School Enfield Items from our repertoire will include selections from Les Miserables and Rodgers & Hammerstein, memories of The Beatles,.......

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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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