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. Click on the donate button below if you would like to make an online donation. 

You can also call our office on: 020 8906 3340  

 

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 NATIONWIDE SUPPORT!!

 

 Our local branch in Mill Hill ran a raffle for the GNS at Easter. Herk and Liz from the charity picked up the prizes and the money raised by the raffle. Many thanks to the staff of the Nationwide for their support and we hope to continue our relationship with the branch in the future. By the way, the Nationwide, has the best community board in our high street!

                                             SAFEGUARDING

 

Community Barnet set up a safeguarding meeting to address some of the issues that can affect older people and especially those living on their own. The subjects covered included grooming and abuse which unfortunately are now becoming more common than we would like to think. Many thanks to Community Barnet for all their efforts. 

 

 PRICE ANNOUNCEMENT

We have had to raise our prices in order to cover the increase in our costs over the last 2 years. The Good Neighbour Scheme has limited the rises to a level that can help the charity's finances. Click here to view our new list of prices.

                        

                                      NEW CHIROPODY CLINIC 

 We've opened a third chiropody clinic at Mill Hill East. The clinic is held once a month on Wednesdays and is run by our Burnt Oak chiropodist, Craig Barrell. Details below.

 

Click here for map to Langstone Surgery 

 

 

It's with great pleasure that we are able to announce a grant award by the Garfield Weston Foundation. This will help support our charity's services over the next 3 years at a time when all charity's are facing challenging times.The Foundation has supported us in the past and has a history of funding charities that support older people. Thanks again.

 

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.

 

 

 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                                                              

                                               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!!