Charity

Out for a walk in Leeds - back in 24 hours

By John Fisher, May 13, 2013

Eighteen supporters of Leeds care home Donisthorpe Hall braved blisters and sleep deprivation to complete a 24-hour walk through the Yorkshire countryside, raising over £30,000.

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Abuse charity rings changes in appeal method

By Sandy Rashty, May 13, 2013

The charity helping women and children in the community affected by domestic violence used a novel and poignant method of appealing to supporters at its annual fundraising lunch, held at Lord’s in St John’s Wood.

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Fergie moved by plight of Odessa home children

By Zoe Winograd, May 13, 2013

The Duchess of York, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Caprice were celebrity supporters of the inaugural dinner of the UK support group of Tikva Jewish children’s home in Odessa. Mitch and Jane Winehouse were also among almost 300 people at the Mayfair dinner, which raised £.1.1 million.

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They're in a league of their own at 70

May 13, 2013

Thirty years ago, the late Lady Jakobovits described the League of Jewish Women as the community’s “jewel in the crown”. Times may have changed but past league president Miriam Kays told its 70th anniversary lunch that the importance of its voluntary work was undiminished.

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Entwine linking to UK for overseas aid

By Zoe Winograd, May 13, 2013

A scheme to encourage more young UK Jews to engage in overseas aid has been launched in London.

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Long-time Nightingale chief is to stand down

May 13, 2013

Nightingale Hammerson chief executive Leon Smith will step down at the end of 2013 after more than 40 years with the care home charity. He will become an external ambassador for Nightingale.

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Drugsline charity relaunches

By Anna Sheinman, May 10, 2013

Drugsline, the UK’s only Jewish charity dedicated to helping substance abusers, has reopened thanks to a new partnership with Norwood.

The charity will be working in seven schools — including King Solomon High School in Ilford and Hasmonean High School — to teach pupils about addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling.

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Oxfam has crossed ‘red line’ on Board project

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2013

Oxfam’s continued affiliation with a Palestinian charity could jeopardise its joint anti-hunger project with the Board of Deputies, it can be revealed.

A Board committee concluded on Tuesday that Oxfam’s decision to continue funding the West Bank-based Miftah group had “crossed a red line” in the relationship between the Jewish organisation and the NGO.

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Generous George has it all on tap

By Zoe Winograd, May 6, 2013

A New West End Synagogue barmitzvah boy has dedicated the year of his coming of age to raising £65,000 to assist communities without access to “safe water”.

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Students raise £1,000-plus for charity at ‘secret’ venue

By Marcus Dysch, May 2, 2013

Defiant students raised more than £1,000 for Jewish and Israeli charities after ensuring their annual ball went ahead despite attempts from anti-Israel groups to stop it.

St Andrews University Jewish Society was forced to relocate its event after the St Andrews Golf Hotel cancelled its booking with only 48 hours’ notice.

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