While we admire and support the Christmas campaigns that we see pop up in December, we also know that help is urgently needed all year round, each and every year. As some people pack away after the festive break, we are still here.
Our support is not limited to a food package, but it leaps beyond - we form connections, we listen and respond to everyone who steps through our doors. We open up a warm, safe, environment which aims to feel like a home away from home.
For us to continue to thrive and grow, and keep supporting as many people as possible, we are asking you to become a Friend of Cooking Champions. Even a donation of just £5-10 per month can make a HUGE impact on the lives of those who come through our doors.
Pop to our People's Fundraising page to donate, and we promise to keep you updated with how your support is making a difference. Thank you, we appreciate you! Team Cooking Champions
Anja Porter launched the Broomfield Park Runners a couple of months ago, after moving to PG from Brighton and looking in vain for a local social running club to join. The club is getting established, but still looking for new people to join and finding the best days and times.
On six days this summer the council's Journeys & Places team will be running free cycling activities for children to learn to ride, improve their cycling skills and join in cycling games. A variety of bikes and trikes will be provided to suit ages 6-16.
Members of a tennis club located between Palmers Green and Southgate are celebrating their second award this year and can now boast of having a coach who is now among the best qualified in the area. What's more, the quality of the coffee served in the club's café has received the ultimate accolade from one of its members.
Mayfield Tennis Club has a wonderful record of supporting wheelchair, disabled and senior players and of raising money for charity. But now it needs to raise funds for itseelf, to replace its courts. A crowdfunder is being used and offers some excellent rewards provided by local businesses and members.
An 8-week low-cost fitness programme starting next week will help people get through the stressful times that we are experiencing. The outdoor sessions will not just be inexpensive (only £5 for 45 minutes), but are designed to suit people of all ages and fitness levels and fit into people's busy schedules - the classes will be held four days a week at various times of day.
Mayfield Tennis and Sports Club is promising a fun-packed day for the local community on Saturday 30th April. There'll be a chance to share a court with professionals and to try out other sports, plus activities for kids. Money raised will go towards new courts and the launch of tennis coaching for disabled people.
Refurbishment of the netball and tennis courts in Broomfield Park is now complete. The work to upgrade the nine courts was funded by Enfield Council, Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust.
The latest addition to Age UK Enfield's extensive Fit for Life programme is a weekly session for over-50s who would like to gain (or regain) their confidence on a bike (or trike) so that they can start benefiting from this healthy and enjoyable leisure activity and means of transport. There are also schemes in Enfield which provide free training sessions (all ages) or can pair you up with an experienced rider.