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.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


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.


Hammerson unveils £16m expansion scheme

By Barry Toberman, March 18, 2013

The Hammerson House care home in East Finchley has unveiled plans for a £16.5 million expansion and redevelopment project.

Hammerson — which last year merged with the Nightingale home in Clapham — will complete the scheme in two parts. A refurbishment of the property in The Bishops Avenue starts in May and is expected to take a year. The main building work will be from 2016-18.


Rwanda welcomes FZY helpers

By Jennifer Lipman, March 18, 2013

British teenagers on a gap year in Israel have spent three weeks volunteering with orphans in Rwanda as part of FZY’s social action programme.


Hill start assists job seekers

March 11, 2013

Finchley-based employment advice centre Resource has established a free support service in Stamford Hill.

The launch follows a successful pilot seminar run by Resource at the Brenner Community Centre which also involved Jewish Care and Agudas Israel Community Services.


Safety first for teens

March 11, 2013

The Streetwise partnership between Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust has launched a personal safety campaign for young Jews.

Featuring posters at primary and secondary schools, it offers advice on keeping valuables safe and avoiding attacks. The 2012 CST report included 55 antisemitic incidents affecting those of school age, 11 involving extreme violence, assault or theft.