Charities and Volunteering

Cooking Champions are currently providing weekly food packages to support individuals and families across Enfield borough. They have a list of items which they require. Please take donations to St Peter's Church, Grange Park, on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10am to 4pm.

The Covid pandemic has seriously undermined Age UK Enfield's finances, while at the same time greatly increasing demand for its services. To help it cope, the charity has launched a winter appeal under the slogan Spread the Warmth, Show You Care.

Cooking Champions are offering you a chance to eat American on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and help their food support projects.

Thousands of people have benefited from the simple but important acts of kindness from volunteer responders. If you want to help and take on a new challenge this year, sign up to become an @NHSVolResponder.

The organisers of the Cards for Good Causes shop at the church in Fox Lane have sent a thank you message to everyone who shopped there this year, before and after the second lockdown.

Planning for the future and putting certain things in place can provide peace of mind and security for both you and your loved ones. As part of Enfield Connections, Age UK Enfield are offering free Planning for Later Life sessions for people 50+ or carers of people aged 50+.

The Covid Community Campaign has been launched by Dame Louise Casey and London Councils, with the Mayor of London and leading national food poverty charities the Trussell Trust, FareShare, Magic Breakfast and Social Bite also lending their support. It aims to build on this year's incredible community spirit and make sure everyone has what they need to get by as we approach the coldest months of the year.

The NHS Volunteer Responders programme is recruiting new volunteers across England willing to offer support to someone who needs it this Christmas and during the coming months. You could pop round with their essential shopping - or festive treats - and have a door-step natter (you'll be matched to someone nearby), or you could have a friendly chat over the phone.

The Nightingale Cancer Centre is looking for fundraising volunteers, Ebay and shop volunteers, and young volunteers.

Christmas is fast approaching and visiting Santa in his grotto may be tough this year. But that doesn't mean Santa can't bring joy to all the good girls and boys. NIghtingale Cancer Support want to keep the Christmas magic alive for your little ones this year with their Letters from the North Pole