Tottenham Community Choir: www.tottenhamcommunitychoir.org The London Medical Orchestra frequently performs its Christmas Concerts in conjunction with the Tottenham Community Choir. Tottehham Community Choir was founded in 2009 for local people to sing, have fun, and get involved with their local community. They are a non-audition group, open to anyone. They sing a wide range of musical styles, and perform around Tottenham and further afield. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at Chestnuts Community Centre, N15
High Holborn Chamber Choir: www.highholborncc.org.uk High Holborn Chamber Choir is a mixed voice (SATB) choir established in 2018, based in Central London and directed by Rachel Maby. We rehearse on Thursday evenings over three terms from 7.00pm to 9.00pm in The Swiss Church, Endel Street, London.
The choir sings a variety of music to a high standard which is both fun and challenging to sing. Whilst our repertoire may vary between concerts, we sing both a cappella and accompanied works from traditional and classical genres. We are proud to have a mix of nationalities and ages, all with a passion to develop our musical experience. We are keen to hear from students, groups of friends and members of bigger choirs wanting a complimentary experience. If you are able to join, you will get to know us well as we always go to the local pub after rehearsals!
Bella Cora: www.bellacora.co.uk London Medical Orchestra occasionally performs with this unique female vocal ensemble
St Mellitus Church: parish.rcdow.org.uk/tollingtonpark/ London Medical Orchestra plays the majority of its concerts at this wonderful venue near Finsbury Park. It also uses the spacious church hall for its weekly rehearsals.
St Mary Brookfield Church: https://www.stmarybrookfield.com London Medical Orchestra performed many of its concerts at this church until 2020. The orchestra has been associated with St Mary Brookfield for many years.
Word 4 Weapons: www.word4weapons.co.uk Word 4 Weapons has been a leading weapons surrender charity in the UK for the last 10 years, supplying knife bins to a number of police forces, community groups and faith organisations.
Now, with the UK's dramatic increase in knife crime, the Charity is expanding its area of operation to include a range of new education services including training for youth workers, awareness sessions and a range of useful resources.
Most people agree that the recent frightening increase in knife crime can only be tackled by a multi-faceted approach and we believe that our new services will help ensure Word 4 Weapons can play a full and active part in the solution.
Marie Curie: www.mariecurie.org.uk Marie Curie is the UK's leading end of life charity. We provide frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.
Rare Dementia Support: www.raredementiasupport.org Rare Dementia Support offers specialist social, emotional and practical support services for individuals living with, or affected by, a rare dementia diagnosis. Our vision is for all individuals with, at risk of or supporting someone with one of these forms of dementia to have access to information, tailored support and guidance, and contact with others affected by similar conditions. RDS welcomes people from all areas of society affected by a rare dementia regardless of gender, age, marital or family status, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Médecins Sans Frontières: www.msf.org Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by our charter. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.
MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of nearly 63,000 people.
Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research: www.lifeafterparalysis.com/ Founded in 2006, Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (SMSR) is an independent, national charity seeking to promote quality of life in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) through research. Our vision is to enable people with spinal cord injury to have life after paralysis without the setbacks of debilitating health complications.
We work closely with the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) and other healthcare settings to help deliver the best research outcomes that will improve the quality of life for those living with SCI.
The London Air Ambulance: https://www.londonsairambulance.org.uk Registered Charity 801013 London's Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to London's most seriously injured patients.
Using a helicopter from 08:00 to sunset, and rapid response cars at night or in adverse weather situations, London's Air Ambulance brings the hospital to the patient when time is critical. We perform innovative and potentially life-saving procedures usually found in the emergency department on-scene. The team, consisting of an advanced trauma doctor, paramedic and consultant on most missions, can perform treatments such as open heart surgery, blood transfusions and general anaesthetic by the roadside.
By providing intervention as quickly as possible after injury, we aim to give patients the best chance of survival, and best quality of life, after trauma.
We serve the 10 million people that live work and travel within the M25, treating an average of five patients every day. The most common incidents we attend include road traffic collisions, stabbings and shootings, falls from height and incidents on the rail network.
Arts 4 Dementia: arts4dementia.org.uk Arts engagement is the best medicine for dementia! Arts 4 Dementia offers challenging workshop programmes with arts organisations for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. The A4D website provides the only national listing of arts events accessible for people living with dementia, enabling them to find stimulating opportunities nearby; and they train arts facilitators from all around the country in early stage dementia awareness. The almost 700 trained to date will deliver arts events to over 13,000 people with dementia and carers in the coming years. A4D focuses on what people can achieve, often very much more than they imagine.
Recent workshop programmes have included Ceramics at the Garden Museum, Poetry at the National Poetry Library (Southbank Centre), Ballet at the Royal Opera House (with the assistance of a dancer from the Royal Ballet) and Scriptwriting at the Royal Court Theatre. Typically, these are 8-10 week pilot programmes and many are then continued without the direct involvement of A4D. A4D is currently delivering a Textile Design programme with Rosetta Arts and the Newham Community Renewal Programme.
We never cease to be amazed by the creativity of our participants – who just happen to have dementia.
A4D is this year (2019) a Co-op local cause. If you shop there, please become a member and select us as your cause. A4D is a Registered Charity No 1140842
Spectra: spectra-london.org.uk Spectra works to improve the choices, health and well-being of people, often from diverse and marginalised communities, including the LGBT communities. Empowering positive, informed choices about health, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, and working to combat isolation, stigma and risk.
They provide supportive, knowledgeable, non-judgmental services which are all peer led, meaning they are delivered by people from the communities they work with themselves. They are proactive in identifying the needs of all their clients and supporting them.
Spectra aims for knowledgeable, aware and empowered individuals and communities who have clear, accurate, credible and non-judgemental wellbeing and health information and quality services that are relevant and accessible.
Registered Charity No. 1174045
Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants: islingtoncentre.co.uk The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants works to create a strong, positive, community for people who have been displaced from their countries of origin due to persecution, war, and poverty.
Rare Dementia Support: www.raredementiasupport.org Advice. Community. Learning. Our vision is for everyone affected by, or at risk of a rare dementia, to have access to information, tailored support, and contact with others affected by similar conditions in a space of mutual respect and understanding.
Mind in Haringey: www.mindinharingey.org.uk Mind in Haringey provides information, advice and support to people affected by mental health problems, primarily in Haringey. We work to prevent mental health problems, promote mental well being and ensure those with mental health problems are respected and included in our local community.
Our mission is to support anyone in Haringey with mental health issues by listening to people, defending their rights and helping them to lead fulfilling lives
CARIS Islington: www.carisislington.org Caris Islington is a registered charity which runs two projects in Islington - a Bereavement Counselling Service for children and adults, and a cold weather night shelter for homeless people in Islington.
Sarcoma UK: sarcoma.org.uk Offering a wealth of support services to people with sarcoma and their families and carers.
Freedom from Torture: www.freedomfromtorture.org Around the world, torture is still used to silence and destroy lives. We stand with survivors, providing therapy and support, and fighting for change together.
We provide specialist psychological therapy to help asylum seekers and refugees who have survived torture recover and rebuild their lives in the UK. And we provide training for professionals working with torture survivors.
With survivors, we campaign for change in the UK and across the world. Together, we raise awareness and influence decision-makers about torture and its impact.
National Autistic Society: www.autism.org.uk We are the UK's largest provider of specialist autism services. Our trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year. In this section, you'll find services directed towards autistic people, parents and carers and professionals.