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4th October 2022

Save the date of our next Open Door!

A note from Rita

Dear Friends

What another lovely gathering we had on 6th September, greatly aided with some wonderful ukelele playing and singing by the 'Young Once' who so kindly gave up their time to entertain us.  It was good fun and everyone seemed to get into the spirit. 

We are very grateful to them and I hope they will come back again.


The light summer lunch hit the spot and although there seemed to be a lot of sandwiches and homemade cakes, at the end of theafternoon everything went.  I'm very pleased to say that we raised £350 for the Harrow Foodbank so thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket and to those of you who bought along gifts for the raffle table.

Donations are always welcome and we always appreciate you doing this. 


Our next Jolly is not far away on Tuesday, 4th October, 12.30 for 1 pm lunch.  

Therefore if you would like to attend, we must have your reply by Thursday, 29th September at the latest.  As you can appreciate, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes and it is

necessary for us to know who is coming so that we can adequately prepare for the afternoon.  At this point I would like to say a big thank you to those ladies who, without fail or asking, make the afternoons run so smoothly.  With honesty I say, I really couldn't do it without their help and support.  Also a big thank you to Patrick, Les and Lance who, amongst other things they help with, do all the lifting and carrying of the crates at the beginning and end of each Jolly.


A reminder in case you haven't made a note of the forthcoming Jollys:  Tuesday 8th November and Tuesday 6th December.


I do hope as many of you will join us on Tuesday 4th October where

fun and laughter is the order of the day!





P.S - Did you know, this will be our 39th

Open Door event!


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

We are happy to see our local 

businesses back in action after

the challenges faced over the last 2 years. These are businesses who have made kind donations to us since Open Door began.


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.


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...


Past Gatherings

Every picture shown below is the window to one of our Jolly events! Simply hover your cursor over the picture to see what it's about and click to visit the event page




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