TV presenter Eamonn Holmes hosted Sunday’s dinner in aid of Langdon. Dinner chair Janice Livingstone said: “How fitting it is that in Langdon’s 21st year we are celebrating in Manchester where Langdon’s story began and continues to flourish.” The 500 guests at Lancashire County Cricket Club raised £250,000 for Langdon’s newest project, the Enterprise Centre
Ed Miliband commended Norwood's "important work" as he helped the charity to raise £14,000 at its third annual YN current affairs reception. The Labour Party leader said the charity "has a well deserved reputation for its vital services which allow thousands of people to achieve their goals".
Celebrities including Alesha Dixon, Theo Paphitis and Karren Brady joined guest speaker Mayor of London Boris Johnson and more than 1,200 Norwood supporters to help the charity raise £2.8 million at its annual gala dinner. Praising Norwood's work and the generosity of its supporters, the Mayor said: "Norwood shows the true spirit of the city of which I am so proud to be Mayor".
Jewish Care's inaugural breakfast and shopping event at Harvey Nichols raised £16,000 for the welfare charity. Guest speaker Mariella Tandy, executive retail editor at Tatler, spoke to the 70 guests about the key fashion looks for this season.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the £50 million Jewish Comunity Centre for London. The idea for the 35,000 square-foot centre in Hampstead was conceived by Dame Vivien Duffield.
The London Jewish Cultural Centre attracted more than 200 guests to the opening of Art House, an art exhibition aimed at the local and Jewish communities. The JC-sponsored show received 258 works by 106 artists, with paintings being couriered down from Manchester and Newcastle. The exhibition, housed at Ivy House in Golders Green, runs until October 11.
Some 100 UJIA supporters were thanked for their dedication at the organisation's annual patrons' reception. The gathering at the Wallace Collection in central London enjoyed a private tour of the gallery and a lecture by Ze'ev Bielski, Knesset member for Kadima, who spoke about Israel's history and the challenges it faces.