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a note from Rita

A note from Rita

Dear Friends

It’s been quite a busy month since we last got together.  We went away for a short break to celebrate Patrick turning 70 and then this week we will be celebrating

Daisy turning a year old.  Where did that time go?

I hope you all enjoyed the March Jolly.  The choice of food seemed to hit the spot, Ann’s little stories delighted and brought much laughter and once again Colin did a superb job with his music quiz. We raised £215 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, so many thanks indeed for supporting this charity.


Our next Jolly is on St. George’s Day, 23rd April. Arrival from 12.30 for a 1 pm lunch.  If you wish to wear England Football or Rugby shirts.  Blackpool shirts also welcome.

Please let me know by Wednesday 17th April at the very latest either by phone, text or email if you would like to join us.  For Health and Safety reasons we do need to have all the names of those who will be with us on the day. Also, last month I had a few people get in touch only a couple of days before the Jolly but by then we had

our numbers and catered accordingly and bought the food needed.  

There is no need to get in touch if you aren’t coming.

If you know of anyone who might like to join our sociable afternoon, then please tell them to get in touch with me.  We welcome everyone! Please continue to bring your cups and as much change as you can as we always seem to run short by the time we do the raffle (£1 a ticket or 5 for £4) This month we will be supporting St. Lukes Hospice. Also, unwanted gifts are always welcome.

The weather seems to be improving thank goodness but again, if you feel unwell on the day please do not attend.  

Just to reiterate, the next Jollys will be: 21 May, 25 June and 16th July.


Looking forward to seeing you soon.  Take care and keep well!





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


We hope our raffle winners enjoyed their trip to The Steak Restaurant!



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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