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Staying well this winter

People are usually more prone to illness during the winter season. Colder weather associated with the winter can cause serious health complications. Here are some useful tips to help you stay well over the winter, including information about services you can use.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices has lots of advice that you can use to keep you and your family well this winter. Find out more:…


Added by Haringey CCG on December 6, 2017 at 11:24 — No Comments

Flowers at the tube

Big thank you to whoever got the flowers/planters at the tube. They get better and better and cheer up the day.

Added by Cathy Herman on September 16, 2017 at 13:46 — 1 Comment

Charity auction at on August 6th at 2pm at Spark ’99 Myddleton Road

Spark 99 will be hosting a charity auction at on August 6th at 2pm at Spark ’99 on Myddleton Road to raise money to help rebuild Shaftesbury Hall.

@spark99space …


Added by North London Samaritans on August 4, 2017 at 9:06 — No Comments

Broomfield House

We now have a Facebook page which concentrates in our plans to restore sections of the Lanscroon Murals. Its at

We are currently trying to develop links with local schools and the latest posting on Facebook covers ideas on arts based projects focusing on the Murals

We expect that final decisions on the future of the House will be put to the Council…


Added by Colin Younger on July 27, 2017 at 19:53 — No Comments

On Monday July 24 North London Samaritans want you to shush and listen

Samaritans national awareness campaign Talk to Us encourages people from all over the UK to take a few minutes to improve their listening skills by following the charity’s simple SHUSH! listening tips. 

Samaritans volunteers will be at Bowes Park Station and Hornsey Station on Monday July 24th handing out SHUSH listening tips and highlighting the support they provide for the community.  

Every six seconds, someone in the UK and Ireland contacts Samaritans, and every 90 minutes…


Added by North London Samaritans on July 17, 2017 at 13:49 — No Comments

Rebuilding Shaftesbury Hall - when will North London Samaritans start?

North London Samaritans will have a stall at the Myddleton Road street festival on Sunday July 2nd. Come and ask us how we are getting on fundraising to rebuild Shaftesbury Hall on Herbert Road. We now have a tentative start date as we are doing well versus our local fundraising target. …


Added by North London Samaritans on June 21, 2017 at 15:28 — No Comments

Myddleton Road drawing by Gabriela Schutz

I highly recommend a visit to Bruce Castle to see Gabriela's panaramic drawings of Myddleton Road.

Such detail and precision has to been seen in person to be appreciated. What a positive contribution to our community.

Added by Suzanne Green on June 1, 2017 at 17:41 — 1 Comment

Cairngorms Bird Song

A mass of granite thrust up

Through the schists and gneiss of lower hills;

Planed down by the ice cap;

Split, shattered and scooped

By frosts, glaciers and the strength of running water.


Its strong flight haunts not precipice, but plateau –

One summer day, your ear catches the plover-like cry –

You pause and watch – no bird is there;

You move softly towards the sound,

And in a moment, one bird, then another,



Added by Andie Phillips on June 1, 2017 at 11:22 — No Comments

The Hazards of Dating

If you don't need me,

as much as I want you,

why do I see my hopes


like a hundred prayer flags

on a Himalayan hillside?

Added by Andie Phillips on June 1, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Samaritans Fundraiser at the Karamel Club, London Sun 11th June

Samaritans @ Karamel Club, London Featuring: Oliver Hoare And The Late Great, The Phoenix Collective, Katie Brayben, Matt Rawle, Daisy Maywood, Danny Horn, Megan Leigh

June 11, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm – Karamel Club Address: Chocolate Factory 2 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green London N22 6UJ Sun 11th Jun at 8:00pm

Book here…


Added by North London Samaritans on May 30, 2017 at 8:40 — No Comments

Some free pot plants from North London Samaritans?

NLS will be at the Myddleton Road market on May 7th.
Some free pot plants and a chance meet us and get an update on our fundraising for re building Shaftesbury Hall. 

Added by North London Samaritans on May 3, 2017 at 14:05 — No Comments

Enter our free citizen journalism competition for great prizes!

The Media Society has joined forces with the London Learning Consortium to promote a competition to support aspiring citizen journalists across London. The deadline for entries is 22nd May 2017.

The ‘London Voices’ competition is for everyone with something to say - if you live, work or study in London and are over 16, this competition is for you. No previous experience required - it's all about encouraging new talent and getting Londoners to have a…


Added by Amanda Pavon-Lopez on April 24, 2017 at 9:54 — No Comments

Confessions of a Middle Aged Girl

Confessions of a Middle Aged Girl

We met at the retreat,  friends at first. 

Casual conversations, weeding organic vegetables.

Occasional weekenders, just friends.


You were slightly younger, tall, dark, attractive

In an ugly way.  Kind words.  Common sense.

Good hugs, but friends, just friends.


Then one weekend it changed:  or I changed.

Friday as usual, Saturday transition,

Sunday I was…


Added by Andie Phillips on April 14, 2017 at 15:13 — No Comments



I am looking for a gardener, top soiled and turf !

A little pebble/stone border also


Added by Kiran on April 14, 2017 at 8:46 — No Comments

Big Lottery funding helps secure future of Shaftesbury Hall in Herbert Road

North London Samaritans has been given a grant of £545,0000 to rebuild Shaftesbury Hall to provide a centre for Samaritans’ volunteers and fund an amazing new public facility for local people.

The charity now needs to look to local businesses and individuals to raise £15,000 in the next 6 months to complete the project. If all goes to plan, NLS aim to start building work in the autumn of 2017 and complete it by…


Added by North London Samaritans on March 24, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Good News Flowers

10 years ago I wrote a short piece for some friends about daffodils and Bounds Green. I was deleting a load of old files and found it.  As it is daffodil time again, and there are even more people here escaping wars 'back home' , I am 'sharing' it wider. 

"Yesterday something happened that sort of woke me…


Added by Caroline Simpson on March 22, 2017 at 13:36 — No Comments

Samaritans Quiz Night

Come along to our quiz night and help raise money for your local Samaritans 

Date: 27th March at 19:00

Venue: The Springfield Bar and Grill 


Help us be there when it matters

Added by North London Samaritans on March 3, 2017 at 10:58 — No Comments

Chair, The Broomfield House Trust

The Broomfield House Trust, a registered charity and private limited company, is looking for a new volunteer treasurer who would also become a Trustee.  The Treasurer makes the normal returns to the Charity Commission and Companies House; however, a new project will involve some additional tasks. The Trust is preparing a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a digital history of the House and the surrounding area and carry out a trial…


Added by Colin Younger on February 11, 2017 at 16:51 — 3 Comments

Interested in joining the Fundraising Team at North London Samaritans?

Help us to raise funds and awareness of Samaritans in the local community through a variety of events and activities.

Bowes Park is on the verge of having an amazing new community space as we are at the final stage of a Big Lottery grant application to redevelop Shaftesbury Hall on Herbert Road, London, N11. 

If successful, the £500,000 grant will enable the complete…


Added by North London Samaritans on February 6, 2017 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

Singing Lessons

Hi All, 

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but, I'm very proud to be taking part in this.



Are proud to announce X Factor live show finalist MELANIE MASSON will be giving singing lessons for all ages.

If you want to sing professionally or just for fun, for an audition, special occasion or just to build confidence.



Added by Melanie Robertson on January 24, 2017 at 13:54 — No Comments

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