The Guest List

Michael Howard helps to raise over £1 million

November 6, 2009

Michael Howard was the guest speaker at Nightingale’s biennial dinner. Addressing the 500-strong audience, the former Tory leader spoke about the care given by the home to his late mother Hilda. He praised Nightingale as “a shining beacon in the area of care for the elderly”. The event, held at London’s Guildhall, raised over £1 million for the south London home.

Photos: Danielle Manson

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Maureen Lipman helps to raise £100K for Emunah

October 28, 2009

Actress Maureen Lipman compered a gala evening of music in aid of Emunah. The 320 guests at the Cadogan Hall in central London raised over £100,000 for Emunah’s children’s homes in Israel

Photos: Sarah Galasko

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Jewish Blind and Disabled marks its 40th at Number 11

October 28, 2009

Chancellor’s wife Maggie Darling hosted a reception for over 100 JBD supporters at 11 Downing Street to celebrate the charity’s 40th anniversary. The celebration was also an opportunity to raise awareness of the charity’s services. JBD chairman John Joseph told the gathering that many people “living in poor circumstances don’t know we exist”.

Photos: Marc Morris

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Leeds diners raise £25K for Wizo projects

October 22, 2009

Legal journalist Joshua Rozenberg was the guest speaker at the Wizo blue and white dinner at Leeds Etz Chaim Synagogue. Addressing the 230 diners, he said that the BBC is not an antisemitic organisation, but has become more critical of Israel over the years. The event raised over £25,000 for Wizo projects in Israel

Photos: John Fisher

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London diners collect £250K for Reform Movement

October 22, 2009

More than 200 people attended the Movement for Reform Judaism’s annual dinner. Guest speaker National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner praised the Reform movement, saying that modernity and interpretation was as relevant in religion as in the performing arts. The event, held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, raised £250,000 for the movement

Photos: Simon Joseph

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Golfers make over £9,300 for Boys Town Jerusalem

October 15, 2009

More than £9,300 was raised at a British Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem golf day at Dyrham Park Country Club. The funds raised by the 48 golfers will be spent on the residential school’s 18-acre campus in Bayit Vegan

Photos: Sharna Kagan

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Twiggy helps to raise £14K for World Jewish Relief

October 15, 2009

Fashion icon and actress Twiggy was the guest speaker at a World Jewish Relief women’s lunch at the Watford Hilton. Addressing the 300-plus guests she spoke about her Jewish roots and her desire to visit Israel. The event raised £14,000 for WJR projects

Photos: Lara Minsky

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A London crowd raises £5.5K for Norwood

October 8, 2009

The Jewel club in central London was the venue for YN’s Summer Fiesta. The 200 revellers raised £5,500 for Norwood’s support work for families facing disabilities and social disadvantages

Photos: Adam Leach

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In London, diners collect £400K for HET projects

October 8, 2009

Actor John Hurt was the guest speaker at the Holocaust Educational Trust dinner at RIBA in central London. He told the 300-strong audience: “It’s crucially important to keep teaching the next generation about the Holocaust because it is just common sense.” The event raised over £400,000 for HET’s educational work

Photos: John Rifkin

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Golfers chip in £33,000 to support Chai Cancer Care

October 1, 2009

The newly formed Golf Fore Chai 2009 committee attracted over 90 players to its first tournament. The event, held at Hartsbourne Country Club, raised £33,000 to support Chai Cancer Care’s services. Prizes included a hole-in-one prize of a Ferrari 360, donated by HR Owen of St Albans.

Photos: Danielle Satter

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