Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards 2017


Open Door received a donation of £2,000 from Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards 2017. We were nominated by our Treasurer, Morley Speed, seen here with the award.

This was followed by a donation of £1,000 from City firm Guy Carpenter!


  • May 2017

‘Walking out of Darkness’

On Saturday May 13th, staff, Trustees, 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 organised by the charity CLASP. The event aims to increase mental health awareness and suicide prevention and to end stigma and discrimination.

Mental health charities and their supporters were invited to take part in Walking out of Darkness to raise funds for their own services. We are very grateful to CLASP for giving us this opportunity and enjoyed joining with others to promote mental health whilst getting fit and seeing the sights of London.

A huge thank you to everyone who made a donation, as we managed to reach our target of £3000! You can continue to support Team Open Door at the following link:


  • April 2017

Paris Marathon 2017 – Joe runs for Open Door

On the 9th of April, Joseph Riordan ran the Paris Marathon to raise money for Open Door. We are delighted that Joe, a Haringey local, chose Open Door to run r

If you would like to show your support, please follow the link below to Joe’s fundraising page:

Thank you!


  • MARCH 2017

Bowes Park Community Choir Spring Concert

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


Musical director Mark Biggins takes a bow with the Choir

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Accompanist Laurie O’Brien is applauded by the Choir


  • OCTOBER 2016

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.


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.


Young service user addressing audience


David Lammy, MP and Toby Brown, Artist


Exhibition photographer


Grayson Perry, Artist with young interviewer


Photographs from the exhibition










  • SEPTEMBER 2016

Crouch End Music Fair – 18th September 2016


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.









  • JULY 2016

Vitality British 10k – 10th July 2016

As part of Open Door’s 40 year celebration, we took part in the Vitality British 10k London run on Sunday the 10th of July. Team Open Door raised over £2,000. Many thanks to all who took part.


  • APRIL 2016

Open Hearts Open Minds, an evening of opera and song – 16th April 2016


A wonderful concert featuring professional and amateur singers was organised by parents of a former Open Door service user. The performers were joined by Haringey Young Musicians Youth Choir ‘Haringey Vox’. This enjoyable evening raised almost £700 for the work of Open Door.







  • JANUARY 2015

First Give Competition – 12th January 2015

first-giveA group of Year 10 students from Hornsey School for Girls reached the final round of the First Give competition with their presentation about Open Door.





  • NOVEMBER 2014

The Stroud Green WInter Fair – 22nd November 2014

Open Door was adopted as charity of the year by Stroud Green Women’s Institute 2014-15.