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Community Connection: Local Kindness Initiatives

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Priory Park FC has collected lots of pairs of unwanted football boots and kit and sent them to children in need in Senegal.

Elsie Cafe raised £600 over the winter months for a homeless charity, Street Smart. They added an optional £1 to bills.

Dunns Bakery gives their unsold food to local homeless shelters. They donated mince pies to practically every Crouch End Christmas event.

The Earl Haigh Hall hosted a FREE Christmas lunch for local Seniors

Jacksons Lane Theatre run a FREE weekly IT workshop for local seniors helping them connect with others thereby helping feelings of loneliness. They have been running a FREE Christmas lunch for over 40 years. Wow!

The Haberdashery Cafe ran a ‘Work of Heart’ exhibition. Local artists donated art. They displayed in the cafe and sold each piece for £20. All proceeds were donated to Age UK.

Rokesly Infants, ran a Kindness Day. Pupils created kindness drawings.

Ayrton Windows donate £100 to homeless charity, Shelter From The Storm, every time they sell a window or door.

Callis Shoe Repairs fix watches/shoes at no cost for the local Marie Curie shop

Hornsey Pet and Garden shop are selling cactuses with all proceeds going to Marie Curie.

Many thanks to Crouch End Kindival for kindly providing the above. For more updates you can follow them on Twitter @CKindival

In memory of George Karageorgis

Kyriakos George Karageorgis, owner of The Clissold Arms sadly passed away on 7th January 2017 at the age of 57.

George, well known for his charismatic personality, built the Clissold Arms into a hub of the North London Community where local societies and charities would hold their meetings and events. The Clissold Arms was named Best Family Pub in London and the South East both in 2014-15 and 2015-16. He also worked very closely with two charities that meant a lot to him:

The Harrington Scheme which provides a unique opportunity for young adults with learning disabilities and/or difficulties, delivering individual learning programmes designed to help them into employment, further education or a more rewarding life

Mind in Haringey which supports local people affected by mental ill health, their families, friends and carers in the London Borough of Haringey. Which meant a lot to him.

George was well loved and many people attended his funeral. A special fund raising page allowing was set up lieu of flowers for the funeral and raised over £4000 for these charities.

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