Holmes is ideal for Langdon as Manchester dinner raises £250k

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 18, 2012

There was a sporting theme to the first Manchester fundraising dinner for special needs charity Langdon, which raised £250,000.


Wayne Sleep judges charity dance contest at West London Synagogue

By Sandy Rashty, October 12, 2012

Wayne Sleep was among the judges at a Strictly Come Dancing-style contest at the West London Synagogue which raised £8,000 for charity.

Contestants aged from 30-73 took the floor in disciplines ranging from the tango to the rumba and quickstep. Francesca Canty and dance partner Toby Hine won the competition with their quickstep routine.


Israeli group threaten legal action against Australian charity

By Dan Goldberg, October 12, 2012

An Israeli-based group is threatening legal action against an Australian charity unless it immediately stops funding a Palestinian not-for-profit organisation that is alleged to be “an active arm” of a terror group proscribed under Australian law.


Coffee brings the pot up to £250k for Macmillan

By John Fisher, October 11, 2012

Six Leeds women are celebrating the raising of £250,000 for the Macmillan cancer charity.

Set up in 1997, the North Leeds Macmillan Committee reached the landmark with the £20,000 earned from its contribution to Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. One-hundred supporters attended the Leeds event, held at the home of Liz and Howard Cohen.


Photographer's pub sessions are a tonic for hospice

By Jay Grenby, October 4, 2012

The drinks are on Rosemary Wenzerul as the joint compiler of an unusual addition to the city’s historical records — a collection of photos of 270 pubs and pub signs, past and present, from the locality.


Drugsline goes into liquidation

By Anna Sheinman, September 27, 2012

The Ilford-based charity Drugsline was put into voluntary liquidation this week. The Chabad-supported drugs outreach organisation, run by Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, who received an MBE for his work, has educated hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren in its 23 years of operation, as well as supporting drugs users and their families. Its closure was announced in the JC three weeks ago.


Let’s listen to Isaiah and share our bread with the hungry

By Edie Friedman, September 21, 2012

My grandparents escaped from Europe to America for a life free from persecution and poverty. Yet, after one generation, I went back, crossing the Atlantic in the opposite direction for a year of study that became a lifetime.


Cosgrove Care showcases workshops

September 20, 2012

There was standing room only at a showcase evening of the past year’s work by attendees of Cosgrove Care’s Adult Groups workshops.

Among the 200-strong capacity crowd were ministers Ken Macintosh MSP and Jim Murphy MP. “The feelings of warmth and happiness were evident when I entered the room,” said Mr Murphy.


Norwood showcases artworks

By Sandy Rashty, September 20, 2012

Three hundred guests mingled with Norwood residents during an art showcase at the Halcyon Gallery in Mayfair last Thursday evening.

The 170 pieces of art, from canvasses to glasswork, were created by adult residents and sold to raise more than £22,000 for the charity’s social enterprise work, which encourages residents to create and sell more art.