Charity

Billion-dollar Cubist art gift by Estee Lauder boss

By Anna Sheinman, April 10, 2013

One billion dollars (£650m) of Cubist art has been donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by Leonard Lauder, the chairman of Estee Lauder.

The cosmetics tycoon and philanthropist has given the museum his collection of 78 paintings, drawings and sculptures by Cubist artists.

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Eight face oar-inspiring challenge

By Sandy Rashty, April 8, 2013

Eight men from the Hertfordshire suburbs will be rowing the Channel in aid of breast cancer awareness charity, Future Dreams.

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Jose Dent: a blooming marvel

April 8, 2013

An English tea party was held at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens to honour a Londoner who initiated a scholarship scheme which has enabled 100 young gardeners from all over the world to work at the gardens over the past 30 years.

Several former scholars were at the tea party, recognising the contribution of Jose Dent, founder and chair of the British Friends of the Botanical Gardens.

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One Direction to funding

April 8, 2013

Harold Dagul’s grandchildren can meet One Direction. Amy Carbonne will be a behind the scenes VIP at Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday and another VIP experience awaits Elaine Hakim at a Manchester United home game.

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Oxfam will continue to work with hate blog charity

By Anna Sheinman, April 4, 2013

Oxfam will continue to work with Miftah, a West Bank-based charity, despite the appearance of a blog post invoking the blood libel on the website of the Palestinian organisation.

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Unsung charity hero reaps her reward

April 1, 2013

A mother-of-six who founded Camp Simcha, helping children with serious and life-threatening illness, is one of seven “unsung heroes” honoured by Barnet Council.

Rachely Plancey, 36, from Golders Green started Camp Simcha with husband Meir 16 years ago to support a few local families.

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Charities anticipate new boost for Gift Aid donors

By Jennifer Lipman, March 27, 2013

Communal charities have welcomed plans for a government consultation on enabling donors to sign up only once for gift aid, rather than each time that they make a donation.

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It's all strictly for charity

By John Fisher, March 25, 2013

A sea of frills, sequins, hair extensions and false eyelashes splashed over the Leeds Dancing Strictly competition on Sunday — burning the floor and sizzling with energy to raise money for local charities.

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Desert Island castaway helps out Glasgow Girls

By Jenni Frazer, March 25, 2013

Desert Island Discs’ castaways normally get just eight records to take to their mythical island in the sun.

But the lucky — or greedy — television and film producer, Steve Morrison, managed to play 12 iconic tracks at a fundraising evening held by the charity, Glasgow Girls in London.

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LJCC ready to cook

By Sandy Rashty, March 25, 2013

The London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green is cooking up a storm following the donation of a new kitchen.

Gifted by Poggenpohl, it will be used for cookery classes, demonstrations and event catering. LJCC marketing director Mandy King said the kitchen added “another string to our educational bow — we’re thrilled”.

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