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Celebrating ten years of the Palmers Greenery Community Café

22 May 2024

The Palmers Greenery Community Café in Broomfield Park will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in early June with a series of free events: a Wellbeing Wander, a dog show and a Community Fun Day - something for everyone! But the Palmers Greenery is much more than just - to coin a phrase - an 'ace café'.

Looking after Broomfield's beds

09 April 2024

Sally Everist from Friends of Broomfield Park's horticulture group updates us on work to keep the park's flower beds looking good and invites us to a plant sale.

Volunteering opportunities galore!

05 April 2024

The latest issue of the guide to volunteering opportunities in the borough and further afield has been published and can be downloaded from the Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) website.

Floating Pennywort Volunteer Days on the Lee Navigation

28 February 2024

Pippa Rowlandson from the River Lee Floating Pennywort Project invites readers to join her clearing a nuisance weed from the Lee.

Your chance to be a Champion!

16 January 2024

On Wednesday 31st January two wonderful north London charities will be recruiting volunteers to help fight hunger. Cooking Champions are seeking people for a whole range of specialisms, while The Little Things are looking for home cooks.

Cooking Champions: 'The need for food doesn't stop, neither do we'

21 November 2023

A call for help from local charity Cooking Champions in their latest video: 'We are heading into a challenging winter, demand for our services is continuing to increase'.

Help save the Cooking Champions weekly community meals

13 September 2023

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.

North London Hospice: The best of life, at the end of life, for everyone

06 September 2023

North London Hospice is proud to unveil a brand-new film which showcases the wide range of support services that the charity provides to the local community.

Make a difference: Volunteer at the Cancer Research UK shop in Palmers Green

31 August 2023

Cancer Research UK need more volunteers at their Palmers Green shop. It's a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and help make a difference.

Delving into Trent Park's top secret history

11 August 2023

Ahead of the opening of a museum in part of the historic mansion at its heart, projects to carry out further in-depth research into Trent Park's vital World War 2 intelligence-gathering role are already yielding results. In parallel, an interactive project to teach local children about the activities of the 'secret listeners' is being readied for roll-out across Enfield schools.

Youth Justice Service volunteers have many faces, could you be one of them?

02 August 2023

Enfield Youth Justice Service (YJS) needs volunteers who: are concerned about youth crime and serious youth violence; are able to engage with children and young people; would like to be part of the restorative justice process; can work with children and young people who offend to help support a change in their behaviours and actions; can help our children and young people to make Enfield a better place to live and work.

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Mayoral recognition for food charity founder

27 July 2023

The Mayor of London has written to Clare Donovan, a local resident and founder of Cooking Champions, thanking her for the 'amazing' work done by her and by the charity's staff and volunteers.

Palmers Green's Ark comes to the rescue

23 July 2023

The Vicar of St John's outlines the many activities that take place on board the Ark, her church's response to widespread hunger and other social crises that afflict Palmers Green and the whole of the country.

You're invited to an Open Day in Broomfield Park

14 June 2023

Curious about what that busy bunch of people, Friends of Broomfield Park, have been up to, and what their future plans are? Then come along to their Open Day on Sunday..

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London's volunteers, good neighbours and kind strangers are its lifelines

03 June 2023

An inspiring short film about the centrality of volunteering to life in London and its benefits, not just for the recipients of help, but also for the volunteers.

The Big Help Out: Join the Family Volunteer Day in Broomfield Park

17 April 2023

Friends of Broomfield Park invite you to celebrate the coronation by joining their Family Volunteer Day on Monday 8th May.

All-time-high demand prompts an appeal by Cooking Champions

21 March 2023

In the face of unprecedented demand, Cooking Champions have introduced new procedures for their food bank and are appealing for more volunteers and donations.

Join North London Hospice's Compassionate Neighbours scheme

15 February 2023

North London Hospice has announced the next dates for training to take on the role of a Compassionate Neighbour: 21st and 22nd February from 10am to 2.30pm.

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Trent Park House recruiting volunteers for oral history project

08 February 2023

The Trent Park House Trust will be running an oral history project during 2023 and is keen to contact people with a personal connection to the house. The Trust is also recruiting volunteers to interview people and record their memories.

Help at hand for people forced to flee home, country and way of life

24 January 2023

Imagine you've been forced to flee your home, your country, your culture, your way of life, and set off on a journey to a new and strange country, where you suddenly realise how vulnerable you are. Fortunately, there are some kind and welcoming people ready and willing to assist. Here in Enfield, at the North London Ukrainian Hub.