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For four decades, on Christmas Day the Jacksons Lane Arts Centre in Highgate has opened its doors to the vulnerable and lonely for a slap-up festive meal, and 2019 is no exception.

The Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation's (AWTF) annual Christmas drive to encourage donations has this year turned the Haringey Huskies pink.

Young people from a charity for those with learning difficulties were among those to help give out eco-friendly Mitzvah Day merchandise to volunteer groups taking part this year.

With less than a month to go before Mitzvah Day 2019 - it's on November 17 - politicians from all parties got stuck into some crafting to help out at its parliamentary launch.

West Hampstead's Sherriff Centre has roped in TV royalty to present a charity auction in aid of its fifth anniversary next month.

Ten years after two parents wondered how they could make a difference for children and young people with special educational needs, Muswell Hill charity Wave celebrated a decade of progress with a party in front of St James' Church.

Brookfield Primary's pupils are among those delighted to be able to use a new woodwork facility set to open in a garage on the Whittington Estate after Camden allocated £110,000 to the project.

After 33 years, the Muswell Hill Toy Library has packed away its wares for the final time.

Noah's Ark children's hospice has officially launched its £50 challenge aimed at local businesses.

A group of United Synagogues Rabbis led by Muswell Hill's Rabbi David Mason took a trip to Coventry in June to help inform their own charitable work.

He's more used to writing music for hit TV shows like Misfits and Wallander, but Highgate composer Vince Pope is branching out to raise money for a historic homelessness charity.

"The stigma of food poverty is still a reality" said one user of a Camden food bank as the borough's Healthwatch organisation launched a campaign highlighting the plight of those unable to afford their own meals.

The London Irish Centre in Camden Square is set for a £1m refresh after a generous grant from the Irish government.

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