Charity

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shop app sets Chai tills ringing

By Sandy Rashty, September 20, 2012

Chai Cancer Care has come up with “a way to give without giving”.
Supporters using the Chai Give4Sure app will trigger donations from the 1,400 retailers signed up to the scheme.

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Mitzvah Day signs up 100 for eighth day of good deeds

September 20, 2012

One-hundred organisations have already signed up to participate in the eighth Mitzvah Day of good deeds on November 18.

Synagogues, youth and student groups, schools, interfaith organisations and businesses will be taking part in the community’s biggest day of social action.

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