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2005 Event Guide
Information about forthcoming events in London during 2005.

Includes sporting events, concerts and exhibitions.

29th August 2005
Notting Hill carnival

12th November 2005
Lord Mayor's Show

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Parks in London

The parks in London are beautiful and breathtaking, some say they are among the most spectacular parks in the world.
It is hard to believe that parks and open space account for nearly 30% of the area in London.

London Park Guide

Here are a few of the worthwhile charities and organisations in and around London. Many of these are self funded and are non profit organisations - they also rely on donations to fund the excellent work they do. The work they do helps all sorts of people including the homeless, people with disabilities and children.
If you work for a London charity or know of one that would be worth a mention on this site please feel free to contact us....

London Charities
London Charity Orchestra
The London Charity Orchestra is proud to one of the few amateur orchestras in the UK that plays an active role in music-making in the community. In addition to performing at least four high profile concerts a year in support of charitable causes, the LCO is dedicated to providing new musical access and opportunities to young people.

Central London Samaritans

Samaritan volunteers are ordinary people. We come from all walks of life and all backgrounds and all cultures, but we have one thing in common, we are all very good listeners.

London Central Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland is part of an international Christian church working in 109 countries worldwide. Demonstrating its Christian principles through social welfare provision, The Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of social welfare in the world.

Whitechapel Mission
From its foundation in 1876, Whitechapel continues caring for the poor and homeless of London regardless of race or religion, in their struggle against hunger, poverty, disease, prejudice and exclusion.

RSPCA - Central London
Promotion of kindness and prevention of cruelty to animals.

Featured London Charity
Hidden Homelessness is at its highest level since 1997. Hidden Homeless people live in hostels, squats and bed and breakfast accommodation or sleep on the floors of friends and family. Many are struggling with problems such as unemployment, family breakdown, mental ill health and substance abuse. Crisis has been developing a range of new services. Our latest projects Crisis Skylight and Crisis Changing Lives enable homeless people to build their personal assets, by building practical life skills, expanding social networks and increasing motivation and self-esteem.
Charities in London

Great Ormond Street Hospital. The hospital offers the widest range of paediatric specialties in the country, including 21 medical, 11 surgical and eight diagnostic specialties, plus eight paramedical and other clinical support services

  Children's Society
The Children's Society is a national children's charity working with over 50,000 children and teenagers every year, in 90 towns and cities. It works in partnership with communities, schools and families. It helps: children at risk on the streets; children in trouble with the law; young refugees; children with disabilities. It is a voluntary organisation of the Church of England.

  Variety Club
The Variety Club Children's Charity was established by the members of The Variety Club of Great Britain in 1949 and has been working hard to improve the lives of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children ever since.

Greater London Action on Disability. GLAD provides advice and information to disabled Londoners. GLAD helps organisations of disabled Londoners to work more effectively and brings together organisations of disabled Londoners to share information and to organise joint campaigning through meetings and conferences.

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