Charity

Africa care made Dan top doctor

By Jessica Elgot, May 26, 2011

A paediatrician who runs a UK charity supporting health education in Kenya has been named Junior Doctor of the Year.

Dr Dan Magnus, 32, who works at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, was nominated secretly by his wife Kerri, an A&E sister. He was one of three finalists named at the British Medical Journal awards last week out of 600 nominees from all over the world.

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Eco friendly caring

May 19, 2011

Liverpool Wavertree Labour MP Luciana Berger took a particular interest in the eco credentials of Jewish Care's Golders Green campus when she toured the premises.

The shadow minister for energy and climate change was escorted by Jewish care chief executive Simon Morris and the charity's property director, Jeff Andrews.

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Sarah Brown's Kinloss confessions

By Robyn Rosen, May 19, 2011

Sarah Brown has spoken of her pride in supporting Jewish charities and her desire to take her family on holiday to Israel.

The wife of the former prime minister addressed a full house of 350 people at Finchley Synagogue on Tuesday in the launch event of the five-week Kinloss Learning Centre programme.

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Great charitable day for the northern runners

May 19, 2011

Finishers in Sunday's Great Manchester Run included a Wilmslow man who hates running but loves Camp Simcha, supporting children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Rob Galkoff, 38, completed the 10k course in a personal best 54 minutes 34 seconds, raising £2,500 for the charity.

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Leeds head takes a fall

By Cathy Forman, May 19, 2011

The height-fearing head of Leeds' Brodetsky Jewish primary has taken a 300ft bungee jump to raise £1,200 for the school's library.

Jeremy Dunford, 44, took the jump in Tatton Park, Knutsford, at the suggestion of the school's site manager and fellow participant Nigel Barton, 52, an ex-member of the Parachute Regiment.

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Kisharon lauds key backer

By Jessica Elgot, May 19, 2011

Philanthropist Leo Noé was honoured for his 20 years of charitable work at special needs charity Kisharon's fundraising dinner at the Hilton Park Lane in central London on Sunday.

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Community chest now back on the agenda

By Simon Rocker, May 19, 2011

Charity leaders are considering plans to set up a £5 million community chest to finance small organisations at risk in the tough economic climate, as well as to support solidarity events with Israel and respond to political crises.

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Loyal Friends boost MDA

May 5, 2011

Christian Friends of Magen David Adom have dedicated a £90,000 bloodmobile at a Liverpool ceremony - the third vehicle donated to MDA by the Friends in four years.

The venue reflected the fact that the local Kingsway Christian Fellowship is one of the largest contributors to CFMDA. Around 140 supporters from the Christian and Jewish communities attended.

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Jewish charity sector collects £750m a year

By Simon Rocker, May 5, 2011

The Jewish charity sector in the UK has an annual income of up to three quarters of a billion pounds a year, according to a new national online database.

There are 1,753 Jewish charities and foundations with a combined income of £739 million, according to a search of the Charity Trends site which has been launched by the Charities Aid Foundation.

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Charity Commission raps Chabad accounts

By Simon Rocker, April 14, 2011

One of the community's leading religious charities, the Lubavitch Foundation, is more than five months behind in filing accounts with the Charity Commission.

The charity watchdog said that it had sent "numerous" reminders to the foundation whose latest accounts, for the year 2009, which have been overdue since the end of last October.

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