The Guest List

London diners make £250k for Jewish Care

December 4, 2009

London Mayor Boris Johnson paid the “warmest possible tribute” to Jewish Care at its business lunch at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair. The 700 guests raised £250,000 for Jewish Care’s Stepney Jewish Community Centre

Photos: John Rifkin

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Movie-goers make £250K for cardiac stem cell therapy

December 4, 2009

Heart Cells Foundation annual film and gala dinner attracted a 200-strong audience to a screening of The Informant! at the Curzon in London’s Mayfair. The event raised over £250,000 to fund cardiac stem cell therapy at Barts and the London NHS Trust. Heart Cells Foundation was founded by the late Ian Rosenberg and his wife, Jenifer

Photos: John Rifkin

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A legal crowd makes £20K for the Hebrew University

December 3, 2009

Baroness Scotland was the guest speaker at the British Friends of The Hebrew University’s annual legal dinner. The event, at the Middle Temple in the City of London, raised £20,000 for the law faculty at the Jerusalem university

Photos: John Rifkin

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A large London crowd raises £2.7m for Norwood

November 26, 2009

Some 1,200 supporters attended Norwood’s annual dinner, raising £2.7 million for the charity. At the Grosvenor House event chairman Bernie Myers launched its new campaign, Change A Life, reflecting the wide-ranging demands on the charity

Photos: Mark Moody and Danielle Manson

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Early risers in Manchester raise £7k for Nicky Alliance

November 25, 2009

Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, better known as Mr Loophole, was the guest speaker at a business breakfast in aid of Manchester Jewish Community Care’s Nicky Alliance Centre. The 160 guests raised £7,000 for the centre

Photos: Murray Ludwig

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London diners rustle up £500k for an Israeli charity

November 25, 2009

Some 430 supporters of Hazon Yeshaya collected £500,000 to support the Israeli charity in its daily provision of 14,000 meals at soup kitchens in Israel. The event was held at the Millennium Mayfair in London

Photos: John Rifkin

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London diners raise £1.4m to support Magen David Adom

November 12, 2009

The Chief Rabbi was the guest speaker at Magen David Adom UK’s 60th anniversary dinner. Addressing over 300 guests, Lord Sacks said that the Anglo-Jewish community’s support for the Israeli medical emergency charity was “magnificent”. Award-winning pianist and singer Michael Feinstein provided the entertainment. The event, held at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, raised £1.4m for MDA

Photos: John Rifkin

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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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