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Neighbours in Finchley lunch out for the Hospice

  • Published date
    17/06/2014
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

 

A big thank you to the Woodside Circle Neighbourhood Group who took part in The Big Lunch on 1 June to raise money for North London Hospice and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. Around 120 neighbours living near Michleham Down, Northiam, Arlington, Southover and Shortgate in North Finchley got together for a BBQ on the green, whilst raising some funds for their local charities. A total of £550 was raised and spilt between the two charities.

Robin Langrishe director of fundraising said: “This is a brilliant idea to get people together for the good of the community. We really appreciate the support from our local community, without which we simply couldn’t continue the work we do.”

Dr Adwoa Dufu MRCGP organiser of the Big Lunch 2014 on behalf of The Woodside Circle Neighbourhood Group said: “We started Big Lunch in 2010 to get to know each other and have since supported each other in various ways. We now also have a website through which we communicate about very local issues, exchange ideas and information about security and safety in our neighbourhood. More importantly, we foster relationships with the elderly, check on them regularly and provide assistance where needed especially in difficult weather.

“We believe in the work that both our charities do and feel that they provide much needed support to members of our community and it’s why we have chosen to support them both in this way. We thank both the staff and volunteers at both of these charities for all their dedication, hard work and service to this and all communities.”o share food and drink to raise money for charities in their local community. The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. It was started in the belief that we, as a society, are better equipped to tackle the challenges that we face when we face them together to build a better world, community by community. Sharing lunch, change how people feel as part of their wider community.

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