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a note from Rita

A note from Rita

Dear Friends

As a result of your continuing generosity we raised £296 for

'Crisis at Christmasat our Jolly earlier this month.

For our December Jolly we will be supporting Harrow Samaritans.  Unfortunately the festive season isn't always the way magazines and the media portray it to be.  For a multitude of reasons, it can be a time of struggle, hardship, loneliness and despair but thankfully organisations such as the Samaritans are there 365 days a year
to offer much needed support.

Our Christmas Jolly will be held on Tuesday, 6th December, at the Pinner Rugby Club in the Shaftesbury Playing Fields in Hatch End.  Please note that on this occasion we will be starting at 12.30 pm for a hot lunch to be served at 12.45 pm.  If you would like to join us that day then please let me know by text or phone by Monday, 28th November at the very latest, after which time any remaining places will be offered to newer members.

It promises to be a fun filled afternoon with music, games and Prosecco to toast the forthcoming festive season.

A few provisional dates for the 2023 Jollys to put in your diaries:

All will continue to be on Tuesdays -

24 January      28 February      28 March      25 April

Joan, Linda and myself look forward to seeing you very soon.




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


We were delighted to receive a donation for the raffle from The Steak Restaurant and a donation made to Open Door by Robertson Phillips. Thank you!


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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