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a note from Rita

A note from Rita

Dear Friends


What a pleasant afternoon we had in April, enhanced by Les’s quiz on the Royal Family. It really put our knowledge to the test but it was nonetheless very enjoyable.


The food went down extremely well and we would like to thank Sylvia and Pauline for their delicious quiches and Joan for her very delicious lemon meringue cakes. Thank you also to my regular volunteers who I couldn’t do without, and also to Anna and Geraldine who spent most of the afternoon doing all the washing and drying up for us. 


Thank you to all of you who took part in the raffle. We raised £309 for the Royal National Institute for the Deaf and a cheque is on its way to them.

For next month’s Jolly we will be supporting Brain Tumour Research in their efforts to find a cure for a cancer that kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

Our next Jolly is on the 13th June 12.30 for 1pm lunch. 

As I will be away for the latter half of May and if you would like to join us, could you please let me know either by the 19th May or on the 7th June. You can either text me or email me. Please note that if you wish to ring me you can do so up until 19th May. If you call me after that date you will be charged international rates so please then call me only on 7th June as I will then be back in the UK.


Our July Jolly is on 18th July and then we break for August.

Please make a note of these provisional dates for the next Jolly’s:


5th September

3rd October

7th November

5th December



Looking forward to seeing you all very soon.



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


We were delighted to receive a lovely gift voucher from The Steak Restaurant.

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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