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a note from Rita

A note from Rita

Dear Friends

How time seems to fly and here we are fast approaching our March 

get together.  We had a very enjoyable afternoon in February and it being quite a cold day, the hot meals were welcome as were the pancakes and ice cream.  A big thank you to Colin for his music quiz which went down extremely well.  Many people commented how much fun they thought it was.  Maybe at a future date we could ask Colin to do another one for us!

I’m very pleased to let you know that we raised £300 and the money has been split, half to The Dogs Trust and half to Cats Protection. Both charities were delighted to receive the monies and thank you to all of you who bought raffle tickets.

Our Jolly this month will be on Tuesday, 28th March.  Please arrive from 12.30 and a hot lunch will be served around 1 pm.  If you would like to join us then we need to know by Wednesday, 22 March at the very latest either by phone or text. 

Could I please ask once again that if you have said you’re coming and then find you can’t, that you give us as much notice as possible as after the cut off date we are busy organising food, etc with the numbers we have at that point.  

Thank you to all of you who continue to bring gifts along to the raffle table.  Where possible, please bring your own tea/coffee cup as well as loose change for entry and the raffle which we always seem to run short of. It would be a great help.

This month we will be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support who offer physical, financial and emotional support. 

Look forward to seeing you all soon.



Huge thanks to Pinner Rugby Football Club & Morrisons for your continued support!


We were delighted to receive a lovely gift voucher from Krosbie and Co. Thank you!

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The heart of a home is the kitchen and that was exactly what inspired Rita O'Brien to extend the invitation to her local community, to come together in her pink kitchen in her Open Door gatherings. Not only do these gatherings bring people together, but through everybody's participation, money is raised for a chosen charity each month. Open Door is about giving people a place to meet new faces, share a laugh, all the while helping to bring awareness to some of the lesser known charities and raise much needed funds to support their continued work.

Making new Memories

One Jolly at a time!

Our Story So Far. . .

We're making a difference, together.

Friends of Open Door

Thank you to our local businesses that have supported Open Door so far...


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