July 30 2014 Latest news:

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 16°C

Five-day forecast

Neighbourhood party raises £600 for Age UK Islington

Community Funraiser Natalie Morris (left) and vollunteer event organiser Hang-Lan Doan Community Funraiser Natalie Morris (left) and vollunteer event organiser Hang-Lan Doan

Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:00 AM

Jiving lessons and a cake baking competition were just some of the activities laid on for Age UK Islington’s first ever fundraising event.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Glenda Daniel, Age UK Islington Outreach Ambassador, sits at a stall at an Islington Neighbourhood PartyGlenda Daniel, Age UK Islington Outreach Ambassador, sits at a stall at an Islington Neighbourhood Party

Around 150 people attended a neighbourhood party held at the charity’s centre in Manor Gardens, Holloway.

As well as free line-dancing and jive lessons, visitors enjoyed home-made food and played a tombola.

The event was also an opportunity for residents to meet one another and for older people in the area to find out more about the charity’s work and how they can benefit.

The highlight of the day was a neighbourhood bake-off where residents pitted themselves against one another to see who could make the tastiest cake.

In the end it was a Guinness flavoured creation which impressed the judges the most, made by one of the younger male entrants.

The party was organised by 29-year-old volunteer Hong-Lan Doan, of nearby Axminster Road, who wanted to do something for her neighbours, along with the charity’s local community fundraiser, Natalie Morris.

Ms Morris said: “It was a great event and we were so pleased to see some of our neighbours get together to bake cakes and learn about the work we do and the support residents can give in the future.”

A total of £600 was raised from the day which will go towards supporting the charity’s work in the area.

For more information about upcoming events and how people can volunteer, visit ageuk.org.uk/islington

Share this article

   Local advertisers

More News articles

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Islington Gazette on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Islington businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Islington Gazette, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »