Two crowdfunding pages have been set up, raising a large and much needed sum for the family
click here for details of the community page
The Mill Hill Shul has also has organised a donations page the response to both has been truly amazing with over £30,000 raised so far.
The local community also organised a vigil outside of Rota Express last night, followed with refreshments at St Michaels Church. The Bishop of Edmonton came down to assist Fr Stephen. A large crowd gathered and lit candles.
Candlelight Vigil for Vijay Patel tragically killed in MILL HILL. Coming TOGETHER like this as a Community— MPS Barnet (@MPSBarnet) January 13, 2018
can make US stronger. Strength of Community whatever the common interest should NEVER be underestimated. Stronger communities, working together = safer communities. #978SX pic.twitter.com/GBmrw9Z6lb
Thank you to all those who attended last night and thank you to the organiser too. The #MillHill spirit is alive and we will not be beaten! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Erf1XkfaId— Mill Hill 🏡 (@millhill_nf) January 14, 2018
The compassion, kindness, generosity & community spirit shown after the tragic killing of Vijay Patel in MILL HILL is truly inspiring. Thank you to all those who have raised/given money for the family of Vijay and to the member of @InsideEdgware for organising the Vigil. #978SX pic.twitter.com/fIQv6tXjcg— MPS Barnet (@MPSBarnet) January 14, 2018
Vijay Patel's brother was in attendence. I spoke to members and friends of the family. Mr Patels wife is still in India, trying to get a Visa. The family are shocked and devastataed by the events, but are also touched by the community spirit and generosity of the people of Mill Hill. I was heartened to learn just how much warmth has been shown and how the family have appreciated it.
The local community are also organising a service for the community to pay respects and donate to the family Click here for details of 10th February community memorial event at The Sacred Heart Church.
Leaders of the various communities will be present and there will be a finger buffet afterwards with refreshments. The event will start at 8pm, but the church will be open from 7pm. There will be the opportunity to donate to the appeal for the family. We will keep the community informed of the plans as the details emerge.
Other Mill Hill News
It is important for the community that we keep the events of last weekend in perspective. We have demonstrated that we are a caring and resilient community. It is important to be respectful following such events, but it is also important to carry on and ensure that we continue with our lives.
We had planned that last weeks focus lead story would be the community litter pick in Mill Hill Park and Daws Lane Car Park. A of fifteen volunteers turned up, spending an hour clearing rubbish and litter. Over 22 bags were collected in total. A further litter pick is planned for February. Well done to all who attended.
Mill Hill Residents turn out in force to clean up Mill Hill Park. Full story tomorrow pic.twitter.com/gln3RGCuGP— A Better Mill Hill (@ABetterMillHill) January 6, 2018
It has been a bad week for our ice cream and frozen yogurt bars. It appears that The Creamery has closed and there was an armed robbery at Yogopink. We urge all locals to keep an eye out for our local traders and shop keepers. If you see something suspicious let the local Police know.
Local Train operator Govia Thameslink were slammed
Govia Thameslink franchise 'not providing value for money' no wonder @TLRailUK have been slammed in the news. Their trains are consistently delayed, cancelled or too full to get on. What do I pay for?#thameslink https://t.co/a49TrJU6Dm— Alexandra Dack (@AlexandraDack) January 10, 2018
Music and Entertainment News
The Chris Allard Band - 17th Jan - 2018 - from 8.30pm - Plucky Chris Allard - 1st time at MHJC this guitar-led contemporary jazz group, formed by Chris in 2002 is rooted in jazz tradition, yet encompassing elements of rock, world, classical, blues & folk influences - PLEASE RT.— Mill Hill Jazz Club (@millhilljazz) January 12, 2018
Join us on the 20th of Jan at 7pm for an evening, singing along to this classic movie and remember that in 2018 St Michael's is sure to be one of your favourite things! pic.twitter.com/ZPbbQAy9zj— St Michaels, NW7 (@StMichaelsMH) January 12, 2018
Local Sports News
The league as it stands for the 1st XV. Well done Mill Hill!— Mill Hill Rugby Club (@MillHillRFC) January 14, 2018
Get down to the club and support the lads! #ComeOnMill pic.twitter.com/oZVGOLTYrX
Reaction | Director of Rugby Mark McCall spoke to the press following yesterday night's 15-15 draw against Ospreys at The Liberty Stadium in the European Rugby Champions Cup 🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/MtgN4dt5pj— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) January 14, 2018
.Adult Winter Netshttps://t.co/lGHdMK8kX5— Mill Hill Village CC (@MHVCricketClub) January 7, 2018