Charity

Prince Charles takes tea with WJR supporters

By Jessica Elgot, June 14, 2012

LEADERS and key funders of World Jewish Relief enjoyed an intimate kosher afternoon tea with the Prince of Wales at Clarence House on Wednesday to celebrate the Prince’s role in its Ukrainian livelihood development programme.

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UK appeal for Israeli Emunah home damaged by fire

June 14, 2012

British Emunah has launched an emergency appeal for Emunah’s Sarah Herzog Children’s Centre in Afula, following a fire last Friday evening. Although no one was hurt, the building sustained considerable damage.

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Queen's Award for Solihull and Glasgow charity

June 14, 2012

The Solihull Hebrew Congregation Thursday Club and Jewish Care Scotland’s Social Care Agency have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service — the MBE for volunteer groups.

Run by Rabbi Yehuda and Dinie Pink, the Thursday Club was recognised for providing support and a social hub for the local elderly.

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Ukraine cleans up its act for Euro 2012 but not for its poor

By Ekaterina Mitiaev, June 14, 2012

Fifteen year old Ukrainian twins Sergei and Dmitry Goraschenko have always dreamed of being professional footballers. They spend every spare minute playing impromptu games with their friends, so the arrival of some of the world's best players on their doorstep should be cause for celebration.

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Charities relieved as Osborne drops plan for tax relief cap

By Jessica Elgot and Jonathan Kalmus, June 7, 2012

Communal organisations are breathing a sigh of relief following the government’s U-turn on a controversial plan to cut tax relief on charity donations.
Many Jewish charities had spoken out against the proposal to limit tax relief on donations at £50,000, or 25 per cent of income.

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Chancellor's charity U-turn welcomed

By Sarai Sinai, May 31, 2012

The decision by Chancellor George Osborne to drop his controversial plans to cut tax relief for big charity donors has been welcomed by many Jewish charities which had lobbied against the decision.

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New bereavement group for young adults

By Jessica Elgot, May 31, 2012

A recruitment consultant whose father died suddenly from cancer last year has put money into a counselling group helping young Jews to deal with the loss of a parent.

Assisting those aged 18-to-30, Aftershock recently held its first gathering and will meet monthly at Jewish Care’s Martin B Cohen Centre in Edgware.

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Chai Cancer Care spa day

May 31, 2012

There was expert advice aplenty for the 100 women at Chai Cancer Care’s spa day, which raised more than £30,000.

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Langdon residents are good for business

May 31, 2012

Former Hilton Hotels boss Sir David Michels was booked in with Langdon residents Robyn Freeman and Benjamin Braham at London’s RAC Club for a business breakfast which raised £50,000 for the charity, helping young adults with moderate learning difficulties.

Speaking on behalf of fellow residents, the Langdon duo stressed the importance of a job in their lives.

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Pampering Camp Simcha mums

May 31, 2012

Recognising that mothers of seriously ill children have little time for pampering, Camp Simcha held its inaugural spa day.

Thirty mums attended the event, hosted by a Camp Simcha supporter, enjoying a range of free treatments from 14 therapists, as well as yoga and water aerobics. The charity also took care of the childcare arrangements.

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