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Avoid loan sharks

News from Rainbow Money Advice

Don’t get involved with a loan shark – yule regret it!

The England Illegal Money Lending Team* are warning people not to turn to loan sharks to cover the cost of Christmas.

Loan sharks are unlicensed lenders that charge extortionate amounts of interest.  They have been known to use threatening language, intimidation and even violence when demanding payments from their victims.

  • Avoid loan sharks because they will make a difficult financial situation much worse.
  • If you need to borrow money, check the lender is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • There are legitimate services you can access for help with money, such as credit unions, which offer safe saving and affordable loans options. Find your nearest Credit Union.
  • You are not in trouble if you have borrowed cash or have been paying back a loan from an illegal money lender. The loan shark is because they are the people committing a crime, not you.
  • You can safely report a loan shark to the Illegal Money Lending Team on 0300 555 2222 or fill out the online form. 

*The England Illegal Money Lending Teams have secured more than 394 prosecutions for illegal money lending and related activity, leading to nearly 480 years’ worth of custodial sentences and have helped over 29,000 people.

Benefits Scam

News from Rainbow Money Advice

In case you haven’t heard, people are being approached by individuals offering a “government grant” or “low cost government loans for a small fee”.

This is a SCAM

As this short video shows, you should never give your banking or personal details to anyone you don’t know.

Community Kitchen

This Friday’s Community Kitchen

 

Starter:

Soup of the day served with crusty bread

Main:

Chicken Fajitas served with salad and salsa

Dessert:

Pineapple upside down cake served with cream

As always our 3 course meal is just £1pp , we aim to have the food ready by 1pm but can sometimes run a little late

 

Rainbow Floristry Course

 

Weekly Floristry course at the Rainbow centre

 

Come along to our fantastic weekly floristry course you will learn the art of floristry by the wonderful Lisa who’s creations are truly amazing.

Week by week you will follow a step by step guide to arrangements , bouquets , sprays , centre pieces and more.

The sessions will run every Sunday for 6 weeks starting 2nd April, 3-5pm(Easter Sunday will not run) the session is just £10 per session with refreshments available.

To book a space please contact Mille: mille@barnetcp.org.uk or call the Rainbow centre 0208 4419837.

 

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Community Kitchen

                                   This Friday’s Community Kitchen

 

Starter:

Potato & Leek soup served with crusty bread

Main:

Roast chicken served with roast potatoes and seasonal veg

*vegetarian option available*

Dessert:

Delicious Jelly & Ice cream

 

As always our 3 course meal is just £1pp , we aim to have the starter out by 1pm

St Patrick’s Day Community Kitchen

Come along to our st Patrick’s day community kitchen

 

Starter:

Shamrock soup served with soda bread

Main:

Irish Stew served with colcannon

Dessert:

Irish Cream brownies

Come along and celebrate st patricks day at the Rainbow centre , go green if you dare!

As always our 3 course meal is just £1pp , we aim to have the starter ready by 1pm.

 

 

Barnet charity worker scoops prize for helping hungry kids

Congratulations to our wonderful Lunch Club co-ordinator Karen Hedges

 

A volunteer has been recognised as a hidden hero for helping feed hungry kids in school holidays.

Karen Hedges runs a Barnet-based lunch kitchen which has served over 5,000 meals to children during the school holidays.

The kitchen at the Rainbow centre on the Dollis Valley estate caters for up to 50 youngsters from low-income families and is part of a national charity Make Lunch.

And she was awarded hero honour by hotel industry charity Room to Reward and will now receive a free short break in a participating hotel.

Ms Hedges, 52, paid tribute to more than 40 volunteers who have helped make the Barnet Community Projects-backed venture a success over the last four years.

She said: “We run during the school holidays and as well as providing lunches we run activities and games, such as dance. I was really surprised to win this, it was really nice to be acknowledged and I accepted it on behalf of all the volunteers.”

Room to Reward’s charity director Adam Terpening commented: “Karen’s dedication to her community is outstanding and as such to be able to acknowledge this with a short respite break has been an honour.

Money Advice

                                   Friday 3rd of March 2017

 

Our fantastic money advice debt advisor is off at present please contact the rainbow centre if you have made an appointment or would like to book an appointment , also please check on Tuesdays if our debt advisor is in before coming in to the centre.

We will update you when normal service resumes , Kind regards, Rainbow centre

Community Kitchen

This Friday’s Community Kitchen

 

Starter:

Soup of the day served with crusty bread

Main:

Chicken kebabs served on a bed of rice with pitta bread

Dessert:

Delicious home made apple crumble served with custard

As always our 3 course meal is just £1pp , we aim to have the starter out by 1pm but can sometimes run a little late.