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.

 

  If you would like to make a donation to the charity please      call the Good Neighbours Office on 020 8906 3340.


LATEST NEWS

 FREE FILM AFTERNOON - WED 24 OCTOBER

                     

Features a classic 1940s Hollywood comedy featuring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. As usual they are on the road but where to this time?

The film will be showing at Trinity Church, 100 The Broadway, Mill Hill, NW7 3TB. Doors open at 2pm, the film starting at 2.15pm. Light refreshments will be served during the afternoon.

No admission is charged but donations would be welcomed.

 

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 of Burnt Oak is at it again! We are its local charity partner through 2017/18 and we can't express enough gratitude for the support we have received from the branch during our partnership. Well, the TSB has come up with another fund raising idea: Tough Mudder.
Karina from the Burnt Oak branch will be competing in a Tough Mudder endurance event on 6 May. The course as you may have guessed includes an abundance of mud. Karina has set up a fund raising page on the Just Giving site. So, if you would like to sponsor Karina then follow 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! 

 

                                                  NEW CHIROPODY CLINIC IN BURNT OAK

Our new chiropody clinic has proved very popular. It is held at the Oak Lodge Medical Centre in Burnt Oak. Details and dates for the coming year are below.

                     

Follow this link for more information about our chiropody services. 

   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 Koumoullos, 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 Herk won a bottle of Southern Comfort! 

 INTERFAITH 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. 

 RUNNING FOR THE GNS - A GREAT SUCCESS!!

                       

The Watling Medical Centre, in Burnt Oak, has raised £187l for The Good Neighbour Scheme by taking part in the Watford Bluebell 10km run. We're happy to report that the run went very well, despite the predictable damp Bank Holiday weather. The fund raising project has now closed but it is gratifying to report that the £1871 raised by the surgery exceeded its target of £1500. The GNS would like to thank the efforts of Dr Amit Shah and Mrs Sanja Todorovic, the Practice Manager (who is pictured above on the right) presenting the cheque to Cheryl Trott, the charity's co-ordinator, at our Thursday lunch club at the Annunciation Church.

  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. 

 WAITROSE GREEN DISC SCHEME

                          

It was our annual turn in March to be part of the Waitrose's fund raising scheme and Cheryl was recently presented with a cheque of £450 by the Waitrose branch at Mill Hill East.

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!!

SUPPORTING OLDER PEOPLE IN MILL HILL AND BURNT OAK

The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak enables volunteers to provide neighbourly support to elderly and disabled people living in Mill Hill and Burnt Oak in the Borough of Barnet. 

Our services address the issues of fragility, loneliness, the moving away of children from the area and bereavement. 

CHIROPODY CLINIC

Call the Good Neighbour Scheme office for a referral and advice on how to make an appointment. The cost per session is £20, well below the commercial rate.  Find out more about our chiropody service.

CONTACT US

We have listed all our contact numbers, which  includes a 24 hour answerphone, on the site (on the Contact Us page) as well as a contact form (on the Contact Form page) if you prefer to send a message to the Good Neighbour Scheme's email. 

The outcomes of our services include the growth of considerable social capital , through the good relationships formed among our clients and also between them and volunteers and staff.

VOLUNTEERS

Most of our volunteers are retired themselves and volunteering for the Scheme gives them a sense of purpose and well being. Click here for more information if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

OUR CLIENTS

We currently have nearly 200 clients who use our services and at least 50% are over the age of 80. Do call us if you feel we can be of help to you or one of your family or a friend.