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We would like to celebrate the stories of community kindness happening across the borough, as well as hear about what you are doing while self-isolating.

Have you had a neighbour go out of their way to help you during this difficult time? Or are you a community or faith group or business supporting our most vulnerable residents at this difficult time?

Share your celebration stories of all the good work being done across the borough.


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We would like to celebrate the stories of community kindness happening across the borough, as well as hear about what you are doing while self-isolating.

Have you had a neighbour go out of their way to help you during this difficult time? Or are you a community or faith group or business supporting our most vulnerable residents at this difficult time?

Share your celebration stories of all the good work being done across the borough.


Click here to return to the Community Help Hub homepage.

Celebration stories

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    Celebrating community cohesion through Barnet's multifaith online Iftar

    by Jen, 5 days ago

    On 20 May, Barnet faith and community leaders, councillors and grassroots frontline workers came together for an online Iftar (breaking of fast during Ramadan), open to the entire community, no matter your faith or background.

    Hadiya Masieh, Community Participation Officer at Barnet Council, chaired the event: 'It was a great success with around 100 participants logging in for the hour to listen to faith leaders, Barnet MPs, councillors and active community members helping during the crisis. We explored the idea of strengthening and building upon community links through interfaith and cross cultural dialogue after the Covid crisis.

    It's at times... Continue reading

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    Lily, 96 years young, talks about The Good Neigbhour Scheme

    6 days ago

    Lily, who before the lockdown was out and about every day, has not been out of her house for 8 weeks. She is very grateful for the befriending and shopping support she receives from The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak.

    Watch Lily's video.

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    Friend in Need deliver a VE Day surprise

    by Jen, 11 days ago

    Over the VE Day weekend, a team of volunteers and staff from Friend in Need delivered a lovely surprise of 60 care packages to older Barnet residents who are self-isolating, including home baked cupcakes which were very gratefully received. Watch their short video to see the reaction of the residents:


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    Rogers Removals lend their muscles to local partnership

    by Jen, 13 days ago

    Since the onset of coronavirus, every corner of the Barnet community has sprung into action to support residents in need. One project that has arisen from the crisis is the partnership between Stonegrove Community Trust, Bread n Butter CIC, The Hive Foundation and St Peter’s Church who have come together to share their skills and resources to prepare and deliver home-cooked meals ande ssential supplies to those in need.

    The healthy and nutritionally balanced home cooked meals are prepared by a dedicated group of volunteers alongside the team at Bread n Butter CIC – a social enterprise that ordinarily teaches... Continue reading

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    Amazing work Mill Hill Senior School!

    about 1 month ago

    Thanks to Mill Hill Senior School for offering their catering facilities to support ”Feed The NHS” - an incredible initiative set up by an Old Belmontian and OM Dan Stern (2003-2012; Danes and Weymouth) who is working in partnership with @youdonatewedel1. You can read more here.

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    Great work - thank you to our local Middlesex University – heroes of the NHS! Bravo!

    about 1 month ago

    Read more about their amazing efforts to produce 10,000 protective visors per week at the Hendon campus, for our NHS heroes to wear whilst working on the frontline.

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    Celebrate the food distribution hub at Unitas Youth Zone for children of families most in need.

    about 2 months ago

    Here at Unitas Youth Zone we have converted our centre into a food distribution hub for children of families most in need.

    Every Wednesday we distribute 200 food parcels, all distributed by our amazing volunteers. We have started working with the incredible team at One Stonegrove in receiving some surplus meals produced, which we then in turn distribute too.

    Our primary focus will always be young people and we have quickly converted to a ‘ Youth Zone ‘ at home and digitialised much of our activities so that young people can access them across our social media channels such as... Continue reading