Charity

'Idiot Abroad' joins bike challenge to Mongolia

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2012

A Birmingham businessman is about to set off on the journey of a lifetime to Mongolia to raise money for the children’s heart unit that cared for his late son.

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Princesses survive terrors of Yorkshire 'jungle'

By John Fisher, July 13, 2012

A group of charitable Jewish princesses renounced creature comforts to take on the terrors of the Yorkshire jungle.

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board staged “I’m A Princess Get Me Out Of Here”, based on the I’m A Celebrity TV show. The challenge was for 16 women to survive a day and night in dank and muddy conditions at Bramhope Scout Camp.

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Order: Yad Vashem UK gets a lecture from the Speaker

By Jessica Elgot, July 5, 2012

John Bercow discussed the challenges and privileges of being the first Jewish Speaker of the Commons when he addressed the Yad Vashem UK Foundation dinner on Tuesday.

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Cancer victim's memorial will fund pioneering research

July 5, 2012

Money raised by a memorial foundation for a 27-year-old London estate agent who died of cancer shortly after his wedding will establish a ground-breaking research fellowship.

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Redbridge golfers exceed £1.5m for charity

July 5, 2012

Redbridge Aid Golf Society (Rags) has taken its fundraising tally beyond £1.5 million with the £145,000 earned from its 42nd tournament, held at Abridge and contested by more than 100 players.

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Faith groups recognised for fighting poverty

By Simon Rocker, July 5, 2012

Communal organisations have welcomed a report from the Department for International Development on the role of faith groups in the fight against global poverty.

The document, “Faith Partnership Principles”, was launched at Lambeth Palace by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell.

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Ruth Messinger's social action plan to bring in Jewish youth

By Jessica Elgot, July 5, 2012

Activism on international poverty and human rights is bringing British and American Jews back into the community, the head of the American Jewish World Service said in London this week.

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Manchester completes £600k project for MDA

June 28, 2012

The £75,000 raised from Magen David Adom UK’s annual Manchester dinner completed a £600,000 local project to fund the reconstruction and refurbishment of the MDA station in Hadera.

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Wizo raises £50K at Sponsor A Child lunch

June 28, 2012

World Wizo chair Rivka Lazovsky has told British Wizo leaders that more than one million Israeli women rely on the charity for support on legal rights and other issues.

Addressing Wizo UK’s Sponsor A Child lunch, Ms Lazovsky said: “Despite Israel’s forward thinking democracy, women’s issues, particularly around domestic violence and equal opportunities, are still behind the times.

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League of Jewish Women restructures

June 28, 2012

Major changes to the structure of the League of Jewish Women will give a greater say to the grassroots membership.

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