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
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Enfield Council's Journeys & Places team have launched the initial engagement phase for a proposed 'Bowes East' Quieter Neighbourhood in the southern part of Palmers Green, south of the A406 and east of Green Lanes. A much larger quieter neighbourhood is also proposed for Edmonton.
Enfield Council has submitted a bid for heritage lottery funding for the development stage of its plans for Broomfield House and Park, which would see the remains of the derelict mansion dismantled and 'memorialised' and landscaping of parts of the park to reflect its history. Community involvement is envisaged throughout the project, which would take until 2028 to complete.
The internationally renowned theatre company Complicité are coming to Palmers Green to run a series of theatrical storytelling workshops for women aged 65 or over, and are encouraging people with no previous experience in the performing arts to join. They're running a taster session at the Ruth Winston Centre on Tuesday 26th September ahead of the three workshops in October, also on Tuesday afternoons at Ruth Winston.
At the Ruth Winston Centre the re-fitted computer centre has been ceremonially opened by the Mayor of Enfield and is now up and running. New computer and smartphone courses start soon and are open to non-members.
NHS management in North Central London is proposing changes to how eye surgery is provided in the five boroughs that it is responsible for. Residents can respond to a survey which runs until mid-October and also attend a focus group meeting in Edmonton on Monday 25th September.
The wonderful charity Cooking Champions have launched a crowdfunder to enable them to continue to run their community meals every Thursday - a weekly event that is about much more than just providing food.
The campaign for a large new park to be created using currently unloved land surrounding the Banbury Reservoir is gathering pace. In addition to an ongoing survey seeking people's ideas, a 'community hub' meeting has been organised for Thursday 28th September.
The proposed 'Superloop' express bus linking Walthamstow to North Finchley via Palmers Green is to go ahead, with some new stops added. The frequency of the 34 bus in the evenings will not be reduced, as originally proposed.
The North Central London Integrated Care Board (NLC ICB) is recruiting 'young champions' aged between 14 and 20, whose role will be to help shape health services for young people in the four London boroughs where NCL ICB is responsible for the provision of NHS services.