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Voluntary Action Camden e-Bulletin 17th December 2021

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Holiday 2021 Update to Members and Subscribers

17th December 2021

A Blended Year…

2021 has been another difficult year as pandemic continues. We have all experienced hope and worry, highs and lows. We have done some things in person, while others things have remained firmly online. What is considered the normal and everyday has changed for all of us.
It has been a blended year in so many ways.
Despite the circumstances VAC and the voluntary and community sector has had a successful year as we all continue to serve our local communities. If you’d like to learn more about the VAC year, please read our Autumn update here.
We are also excited by the arrival of our new CEO Keith Morgan. The first chance to meet Keith was at last Wednesday’s VAF where Keith introduced himself and answered questions. If you missed it, you can view the recording here
We have an exciting new website which we launched in November and whatever the new year brings we are in a good position to continue our work.
The year could also be considered blended for us because, while we are thrilled to be welcoming Keith, it is with sadness that we say goodbye to Kevin Nunan and thank him for the many years of incredible work both with VAC and within the sector as a whole.
Whether you will be continuing to work next year or are planning new adventures we hope you are able to have an enjoyable and relaxing festive period.

Lights on Oxford Street

Over Christmas and the New Year, there are plenty of NHS services open in North Central London. If you have any health concerns during this time, your local healthcare team are here to help you.
The details of  pharmacists, GPs and emergency treatment services can be found here

For those without digital access, for GP appointments:

Phone 03000 333 666 to book an appointment in Enfield
Phone 020 7391 9979 to book an appointment in Camden
Phone 0330 053 9499 to book an appointment in Haringey
For residents in Islington, simply call your own GP practice during their normal opening hours and ask for an I:HUB appointment
If you are looking for some entertainment during the festive period the VAC Staff have some recommendations for you:

Dianne recommends
Something to watch: The Great (Starzsplay) The Morning Show (Apple TV) The Chair (Netflix) Only Murders in the Building (Disney Plus)
Something to read: The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols.
Something to make or play: How to Make Old-Fashioned Eggnog Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of: Have a look here

Julie recommends
Something to watch/catch up: Agree with Donna on It’s a Sin – (get your tissues ready) on All 4 and Back to Life – easy watching comedy on BBC iPlayer
Something to read: The Bees by Laline Paull

Ricky recommends
Something to watch: Series: Alice In Borderland (Netflix), My Name (Netflix)
Or movies: Free Guy (Disney +), Red Notice (Netflix)

Nasrin recommends
Something to watch: Secret Window, Love You to Death, and if you enjoy horror the trilogy- Fear Street!!  all on Netflix.
Something to read: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

Donna recommends
Something to watch/catch up: It’s a Sin (Russell T Davies’ bittersweet writing on the early days of AIDS)
Something to read: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver  (subtle and not so subtle insights into colonialism in the Congo)
Mandira recommends
Watching on Netflix/Amazon Prime: Fantastic Mr Fox, Joker and Squid Game (if you haven’t watched it yet!)

Alex recommends
Something to watch: People Just do Nothing (iPlayer/Netflix); Time (iPlayer); 14 Peaks (Netflix); Fantastic Fungi (Prime/Netflix)
Something to listen to: ‘Ways to Change the World’ and ‘Radio-Lab’ podcasts;
Something to eat: Cottage Pie; Laab; Turkish Stew with cabbage and bulgar wheat
Something to read: The Rigante series by David Gemmell (fantasy)

VAC is closed 24/12/21 to 3/1/22 but If you need to get in touch before or after the holidays:

Don’t forget – we are now based at the Greenwood Centre:
Greenwood Centre, Greenwood Place, London
Phones and emails remain the same

The regular newsletter will resume on 7th January 2022

Happy Holidays

Kevin, Keith & the VAC team: Alex, Dianne, Donna, Hasel, John, Mandira, Manuella, Nasrin, Ricky and Zubair and all the Trustees and Volunteers.

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