Fundraising

Open Door relies on voluntary funding to make much of our work possible. There are many ways you can help through getting involved in events, or at your school or workplace.

Sponsor Team Open Door

On Sunday 10th October, as part of our 45th anniversary celebrations and to mark World Mental Health Day, Open Door staff, Trustees, volunteers and supporters will be walking  the route of the Moselle River which flows across Haringey from the Northern Heights in the West to the River Lea in the East. The walk will start at Open Door, 12 Middle Lane, N8 8PL and follow the course of the river all the way to our site at the Trampery, 639 High Road, Tottenham N17 8AA.

Why we are walking

Whilst rich in historic and contemporary interest, this walk from west to east Haringey also follows the route of declining physical and mental health. Average life expectancy in east Haringey is 9 years lower than in the west, and rates of mental ill health are significantly higher in the east. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ and aims to highlight mental health inequality locally and globally, made more acute by the COVID 19 pandemic.

Eight years ago, Open Door raised funds to establish a second permanent base in the heart of Tottenham, to improve access to high quality professional mental health care for teenagers, young adults and their families. We are now part of this vibrant and creative community and are working alongside others to redress the health inequalities which continue to cast their shadow.

Please sponsor Team Open Door to enable us to help more young people across the whole of Haringey.

Whilst Open Door is working with more young people than ever before, we struggle to keep up with demand as referrals reach all time levels in the aftermath of the pandemic. More than 150 young people are currently waiting for therapy and the number keeps rising.

Every pound raised will be spent enabling us to help more young people more quickly.

Please click on this link to donate:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=opendoorsponsoredwalk

Join the walk

We will meet at 10am at Open Door, 12 Middle Lane, N8 8PL and follow the course of the underground river all the way to our site at The Trampery, 639 High Road, Tottenham N17 8AA. The route is approximately 5 miles and will pass through many of Haringey’s most historic sites. We will be stopping for tea, cake and a sit down  at T on the Green, Bruce Castle Museum café before taking our final steps to Open Door Tottenham.

For more information email  enquiries@opendooronline.org

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Easyfundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Open Door with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/opendooryoungpeoplesconsultationservice/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Open Door at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations. Thank you for your support.

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Walking out of Darkness, May 2019

On Saturday May 18th, staff, family, friends and supporters of Open Door took part in ‘Walking out of Darkness’ – a 10 mile sponsored walk along the banks of the river Thames. The annual event aims to increase mental health awareness and suicide prevention and to end stigma and discrimination.

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Or, you could take part in another challenge event, like Jo Riordan who ran the Paris Marathon for us.

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Nominate us for support at your workplace. Many companies will give donations or fund raise for charities close to their employees’ hearts. We were delighted to receive £2000 from the Lloyds Market Charity Awards 2017.

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Open Door was thrilled to be chosen by Alexandra Park School, as their charity of choice for the First Give competition. It is so helpful to hear the views of young people about these issues and we thank them all for their honesty and openness

The finalists from Alexandra Park School with Open Door staff members Sabina and Leah

If you have an idea or would like to discuss fundraising or donating to Open Door please contact enquiries@opendooronline.org

A Few Highlights

Reggae Party

Our Christmas Reggae Party fundraiser at Earl Haig hall was a great success. We managed to raise almost £500! A huge thank you for all the donations received.

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‘Walking out of Darkness 2017’

A huge thank you to everyone who made a donation, as we managed to reach our target of £3000!

Bowes Park Community Choir Spring Concert

The wonderful Bowes Park Community Choir raised £760 for Open Door from their Spring Concert.

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Musical director Mark Biggins takes a bow with the Choir
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Accompanist Laurie O’Brien is applauded by the Choir

40th Anniversary Exhibition

Open Door marked its 40th Anniversary by staging an exhibition on the theme of adolescence now and then. The birthday celebrations got underway with a private view on World Mental Health Day – October 10th – opened by Tottenham MP David Lammy.

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The work on display included photography, art and video produced by young people in a series of summer workshops organised by Open Door, as well as video interviews with Grayson Perry and others who were teenagers in 1976, the year of Open Door’s founding.

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Young service user addressing audience
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David Lammy, MP and Toby Brown, Artist
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Grayson Perry, Artist with young interviewer

Crouch End Music Fair

On September the 18th, we held a music fair selling vinyls, CDs and all things musical in aid of Open Door. We raised just over £100.

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Vitality British 10k

As part of Open Door’s 40 year celebration, we took part in the Vitality British 10k London run and raised over £2,000.

Open Hearts Open Minds, an evening of opera and song

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A wonderful concert was organised by parents of a former Open Door service user. The performers were joined by Haringey Young Musicians Youth Choir ‘Haringey Vox’, raising almost £700 for the work of Open Door.