Big projects need younger donors

By Barry Toberman, August 25, 2016

Financial problems have not deterred charities from embarking on ambitious projects.


'Inspirational' Nicki prompts new charity

By Daniel Sugarman, August 25, 2016

Tributes have been paid to Nicki Waterman, fitness trainer to the stars, following her death from a rare form of cancer.

Mrs Waterman, who was a member of Belsize Square Synagogue, was diagnosed last year with glioblastoma, a malignant form of brain tumour.

Around 2,200 people in Britain are diagnosed with glioblastoma every year - only one in five survive for more than a year


Disabled charity cannot satisfy demand from the regions

August 12, 2016

Jewish Blind & Disabled has decided against expanding into the regions despite evidence of high demand for its services.

The charity - which has properties in Redbridge, north London and the Hertfordshire suburbs - provides independent living for those with physical problems or vision impairment.

JBD has found that one-in-three users of its online advice resource, Empowering Ability, are fro


Global donors warned over 'Hamas-funding' charities

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 11, 2016

Allegations of senior aid workers funding and supporting Hamas's military operations are only the tip of the iceberg, according to the former head of Israel's domestic intelligence agency, Avi Dichter.

Mr Dichter, now a Likud MK, said international donors were "hideously naïve" if they thought their cash was not being handed over to terrorist organisations, and many aid agencies "know very wel


Charity launched to beat Crohn's in strictly Orthodox community

By Rosa Doherty, August 11, 2016

A charity has been set up to support sufferers of Crohn's disease, particularly those in the strictly Orthodox community.

Crohn's Colitis Relief will encourage people with Crohn's to seek treatment.

Ashkenazi Jews are four times more likely to develop the digestive condition than the wider population.


Dismay as advice service for drug addicts is axed

By Simon Rocker, July 28, 2016

The founder of Drugsline said this week that he was "extremely disappointed" that the specialist service for addicts and their families had been closed down.

Norwood, the charity which has run Drugsline for the past three years, said the once-a-week evening drop-in centre and the drugs awareness workshops for schools and youth groups were being axed in a refocusing of resources.


Charity boss up for top award

By Rosa Doherty, July 28, 2016

A charity chief executive has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for raising awareness of women's cancer.

Robert Music, of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, has been selected for the Third Sector Awards, which recognise organisations and leaders from across the charity sector.

He said he was "delighted" to be nominated and had no idea he had been put forward by his colleagues.


MDA commits to funding £10 million medical facility

By Rosa Doherty, July 15, 2016

In its biggest fundraising drive, Magen David Adom UK has committed to raise £10 million over five years for a new logistics centre in Israel. Professor Eilat Shinar, blood services director of MDA, visited London thisweek to promote the project.

She explained that the existing Tel Aviv centre dated back to the 1980s. "When it was built no one thought war was going to reach Tel Aviv.


Golf day nets £9,000 for Langdon

By Cathy Forman, July 11, 2016

The absence of sunshine did not prevent golfers from smiling as Stuart and Janet Cohen’s 27th annual golf day in aid of Langdon kicked off in Aldenham.


Good marks for Langdon

By Cathy Forman, July 11, 2016

Langdon is celebrating receiving a positive report as a result of a recent local authority inspection of its Hertfordshire care services.

The Jewish charity which supports adults and young people with learning disabilities received a score of 75 per cent - ranking it firmly in the Good category and only a few points away from a score of “excellent”.