Laura Bessell would never have considered running a half marathon until she became the treasurer of Women and Children First a year ago.

An Old Street publican is urging the community to make more “generous donations” to his new collection point for Islington Food Bank.

Gifted youngsters were given medals and grants during a glitzy community awards ceremony at Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday.

An Old Street pub has donated £400 to St Luke’s Community Centre so it can invest in an inclusive ball game.

A new technology making it easier for diabetics to monitor the glucose levels in their blood is now available to some sufferers in Islington.

The community is crowdfunding to give an “amazing” Islington teacher who died after a collision in Hornsey last week “the best send off possible”.

Islington Law Centre has been awarded nearly £200,000 to fund its increasingly growing workload helping Universal Credit claimants.

The Whittington Health NHS Trust is donating old computers to a charity that recycles them to help people who need low-cost access the technology.

A charity supporting people with terminal illness has reopened its “flagship” shop in Highbury after it was closed for refurbishment.

A “vibrant young choir” will raise money for North London Samaritans by performing at St Luke’s Holloway? on Friday.

A Finsbury Park plumbing firm has joined a network of more than 200 businesses helping to find missing children.

A Christmas appeal is raising cash to support “hundreds of homeless young people” in King’s Cross and the surrounding area over the festive period.

A pregnant bulldog with life-threatening injuries was found covered in faeces and abandoned in a Finsbury Park alley on December 2.

A mental health charity off Holloway Road is urging people to vote for its “hard-hitting” film about depression so it can make the shortlist for a prestigious award.

Highgate’s Lauderdale House played host to a “heartwarming” series of charity presentations on Saturday as the Co-op handed out more than £170,000 to a range of north London charities.

A ballroom dance academy is throwing a Christmas fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Chilrden’s Hospital next month.

The victims commissioner is visiting the Ben Kinsella Trust today to learn about its life-saving workshops, which educate young people about the horror of carrying knives.

A breast cancer survivor who turned serial fundraiser upon her recovery will shave her head live on stage midway through a concert for the Whittington Hospital’s Macmillan nurses.

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