Charity

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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James Corden helps the fed to raise £1 million

By Cathy Forman, May 2, 2013

Actor and presenter James Corden told the 600 guests at the annual dinner of the Fed how the work of the Manchester welfare charity resonated with him. Addressing the audience he said that he was “happy to support the charity as my mum and sister are both social workers, so I’m well aware of the struggles they face and the funds that they need”.

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Film charity win

May 2, 2013

A charity set up to encourage young Israeli, Palestinian and Rwandan film-makers has won an American award for philanthropy. Films Without Borders, founded by documentary producer Jill Samuels, beat Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution group to scoop the Britweek UKTI Business Innnovation award at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Changing lives Langdon style

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

The life-changing work of Langdon was highlighted at the educational charity’s dinner at London’s Grosvenor House on Monday, where Lord Grade was the guest of honour and which raised £410,000.

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Good Guy's Nepal legacy

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

Thirty-one friends and family of an East Finchley 25-year-old who died in a paragliding accident two years ago travelled to Nepal to help lay the foundations of one of three early childhood development centres being built in his memory.

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Corden helps to raise £1m for the Fed

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 29, 2013

v Bafta award-winning actor and presenter James Corden told an audience of 600 in Manchester how the work of welfare charity the Fed resonated with him.

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Board of Deputies link with Oxfam stays despite Miftah blog

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2013

Oxfam’s continued support for a Palestinian charity that published a blog invoking the antisemitic blood libel will not spark the termination of a controversial food poverty programme run jointly with the Board of Deputies.

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Feeling blue but harmonious in Leeds

By John Fisher, April 22, 2013

Hopes for friendly ties between the Leeds Jewish and Muslim communities were expressed on Sunday at the unveiling of a Leeds Civic Trust blue plaque commemorating the establishment of the Ort Technical Engineering School.

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Andrew Rosenfeld to be Labour Party's biggest donor

By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2013

Former Jewish Care trustee Andrew Rosenfeld is to donate £1 million to the Labour Party to boost Ed Miliband's election campaign.

The sum follows a previous donation of £500,000 made by the property developer last year, and sees him overtake Harry Potter author JK Rowling to become the party's biggest donor, according to the Sunday Times.

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