Charity

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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App launched to help Jewish charities

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 21, 2013

A Jewish team has developed a charity app which donates money every time someone shops at hundreds of major retailers — and will help Jewish charities, big and small.

Give4Sure can be downloaded to any mobile device or computer from a participating charity’s website, such as Chai Cancer Care, the first charity to run the service.

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Leading American aid agency launches UK initiative

By Simon Rocker, March 21, 2013

American Jewry’s premier international aid agency has launched a UK initiative to promote humanitarian work and global Jewish solidarity among young professionals.

JDC, the Joint Distribution Committee, is offering places on trips run by its young adult arm, Entwine, to learn about its overseas projects.

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