Charity

Diaspora groups voice support for Israel under attack

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

Diaspora groups have expressed support for Israel and emphasised its right to defending itself as rocket fire rains down on civilians living near to the Gaza border.

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Campus notebook: Leeds fraternity raises £400

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

● Students from the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity in Leeds raised more than £400 for charity at a poker night.

Around 30 students joined the game, held at a casino in the city, last week. It was the fraternity’s first fundraising event – it is hoped £5,000 will be raised in total this academic year.

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Highlights from the Norwood annual dinner

November 14, 2012

All the highlights from the Norwood annual dinner, with appearances by Simon Cowell, Chris Evans, Myleene Klass and Ed Milliband.

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Lord Janner honoured by Israel

November 8, 2012

A jubilant Lord Janner raises a woven artwork made for him by the children of the Ma’alot Tarshiha kindergarten in the Galileee.

The nursery, attended by Jewish and Arab children, has been named in Lord Janner’s honour by the state of Israel, to mark his service to the Jewish community and the state.

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Oxfam and Board of Deputies in new tie-in

By Marcus Dysch, November 2, 2012

A campaign to encourage the community’s “food heroes” to tackle global poverty and world food shortages has been launched by the Board of Deputies and Oxfam.

The Grow Tatzmiach six-month leadership programme (tatzmiach is the Hebrew for “grow”) will help Jewish campaigners tackle injustices in the international food system.

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NGOs urge EU to ban imports from Israeli settlements

By Anna Sheinman, November 1, 2012

Twenty-two organisations, including Christian Aid, The Methodist Church of England and the Church of Sweden have released a report recommending that the EU stops importing goods made in Israeli settlements.

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Meir Panim raises £180K at gala dinner

October 25, 2012

Israeli food aid charity Meir Panim raised more than £180,000 from its second UK dinner, held at London’s Sheraton Park Lane Hotel and attended by 300 people.

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Camp Simcha launches welfare partnership in Leeds

By John Fisher, October 25, 2012

A collaboration between Camp Simcha and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board will improve the quality of life for Jewish children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Kitty's Smile was launched on Sunday in memory of Kitty Doerfler, who was born with leukaemia and died, aged 15 months, in 2007. Kitty's mother Sarah said the family felt “incredibly blessed” at the naming.

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Manchester diners raise £250,000 for Langdon

October 19, 2012

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes hosted Sunday’s dinner in aid of Langdon. Dinner chair Janice Livingstone said: “How fitting it is that in Langdon’s 21st year we are celebrating in Manchester where Langdon’s story began and continues to flourish.” The 500 guests at Lancashire County Cricket Club raised £250,000 for Langdon’s newest project, the Enterprise Centre

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Teenage duo release song to raise money for cancer awareness

By Sandy Rashty, October 18, 2012

A teenage musical duo have raised £1100 for four cancer charities.

Max Gray, 15, and Francesca Harris, 14, recorded a song, I Can't Handle It, in support of Cure Cancer at UCL, Macmillan, Breast Cancer Care and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Max and Francesca were moved by the plight of Sandra Hamilton, 53, who has terminal non-hodgkins lymphoma.

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