The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak is a registered charity, no. 1130578, and we are proud to be able to say that we have served our community for over 30 years.

 

  Our charity relies on donations and grants. So, if you would like to make a donation to the charity please call our Office on: 020 8906 3340  

 

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   CHRISTMAS TEA PARTY 

                      

We had an enjoyable Christmas tea party which was a joint effort between the GNS and St Paul's Church. A lovely addition to the festivities was the music provided by two of our local schools. A choir from Mill Hill County High school (pictured above) sang beautifully some festive songs and also an old favourite 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary'. The pupils of St Paul's C of E Primary school sang some of the songs from their nativity play with tremendous gusto. 

 A special thank you to the Rev Jan Lowe, Associate Minister of St Paul's Church, and the teachers and pupils of Mill Hill County High and St Paul's         C of E primary school who helped to make this a successful joint event.

Click here to view a picture gallery of the event.

  CHIROPODY CLINIC IN BURNT OAK - A BIG SUCCESS

Last year the first session of our Burnt Oak chiropody clinic - a collaboration between ourselves, Oak Lodge Medical Centre and chiropodist Craig Barrell -  treated 7 clients. In a recent session, Craig treated 25 clients in a day! There are still clinics scheduled for this year if you are interested. See the information below.

                    

Follow this link for more information about our chiropody services.

 SUMMER 2018 

 

It was a very busy summer for Cheryl and Loraine who ran our summer events. These included a cream tea afternoon at the Dutch Nurseries, a fish and chip lunch and the ever popular bingo session! All the events were sold out and it is a big thank you to Cheryl and Loraine whose hard work brought so much enjoyment to our members.  Click here to see more pictures

  KARINA COMPLETES TOUGH MUDDER!!!

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Karina raised nearlly £400 for us on her Tough Mudder run on a very hot day!! Many thanks to Karina, Bharti and all our friends at the TSB Burnt Oak. You can still donate on Karina's crowd funding page using the link below: 

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/karina-ivanova-1?utm_id=63                    

  EYES DOWN!! 

                        

Another successful bingo afternoon. Many thanks to Cheryl and the team of volunteers who helped to make our latest bingo afternoon at Mill Hill Library such a success. And not an online or mobile app in sight! 

                                                      CHRISTMAS LUNCH

                          

We had a great turnout at our 2 Christmas lunches in Burnt Oak and Mill Hill. Many thanks to Liz, Jane Cheryl and Loraine as well as all the volunteers who made the lunches possible. And a very special thanks to Peter who led the Carol singing

Click here for more Christmas pictures.

                                               TSB SUPPORT 

  

 Bharti Chauhan, manager of the TSB branch in Burnt Oak, hands over a cheque for £330 to Herk, our Development Officer. The TSB has a policy of supporting local charities and has made The Good Neighbour Scheme its charity partner for 2017/18. We have developed a very good relationship with the TSB and we're happy to report that the fund raising has continued with a recent raffle in which Martin Rosen won a bottle of Southern Comfort! 

 INTER-FAITH EVENT 

                          Interfaith Tea Party 

 Our coordinator Cheryl Trott reports on an interfaith tea party she recently attended:

" The Burnt Oak lunch club were invited to an Interfaith Tea as part of the Jewish Mitzvah day.  This is a day where the Jewish carry out acts of kindness.  Sara Conway leads the Barnet Youth Foundation and together with Unity who promote Faith, Hope and Community, we were entertained by the Rock Choir and a fabulous jazz band.  The jazz band were a combination a Jewish, Muslim and Christian teenage boys.  

We were offered a wonderful cream tea prepared by young adults and there was enough food to feed everyone for a week. We had 17 clients attend together with many other tables of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. We were blessed with some wonderful volunteers who took time out of the Sunday afternoon to transport them there and back and we are very grateful to them."

Cheryl.              

                                 BARNET CIVIC AWARD!

 

Great news for everyone involved with the charity. We won the award for our work in the community but as Derrick, our Head of Trustees, said the recognition was far more important than the winning. 

SUPER VOLUNTEER

Barnet Council's 'Barnet Together' campaign asked us to nominate one of our volunteers who we felt had contributed greatly to our community. We were more than happy to put forward one of our stalwarts Martin Rosen. Martin has helped out in a number of different ways over the years. In fact, if he can help he will. He was even photographed as part of the campaign, as you can see, and is one of 6 volunteers featured on the Barnet website. Many thanks for all your hard work Martin!!