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.


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.


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.


Chai meets rising needs

April 8, 2011

Chai Cancer Care is expanding its Manchester operation with two new therapists and a services manager.


Bereaved husband's cancer charity

By Robyn Rosen, April 7, 2011

A charity supporting Pancreatic Cancer UK is being set up by a Bushey Synagogue member whose wife died from the disease at the age of 33.

Nicki Blake died in November, barely a year after being diagnosed with an advanced form of the cancer which had already spread to her liver and bones.


Langdon residents take charge at dinner time

By Jennifer Lipman, April 7, 2011

Pop star Sinitta was among guests singing the praises of young adults with learning difficulties who ran the show at the Langdon fundraising dinner at London's Savoy hotel.

The dinner was the fifth held by the special needs charity but the first at which residents hosted the proceedings.


British teens run Jerusalem marathon

By Jennifer Lipman, April 5, 2011

British participants on the FZY gap year scheme joined athletes from around the world to take part in the Jerusalem Marathon and raise more than £7,400 for the Ethiopian Barmitzvah Fund.

Forty-five members of the year course group completed runs. Most took on 10 kilometres, while three people successfully finished the half-marathon.

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Jewish Care Pearls of Wisdom

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2011
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A short film featuring some elderly advice on life, love and more created by Jewish Care.

The charity’s “Pearls of Wisdom” campaign wants to challenge how the younger generation sees elderly people.

More information about 'Pearls of Wisdom' here


It's strictly for charity as Leeds holds dancing day

By Jessica Elgot, March 25, 2011

In tutus, glitter and spandex, 44 Leeds community members took to the floor on Sunday for a charity Strictly Come Dancing-style contest.

The 24 group dancers and 10 couples were cheered on by a total of more than 1,000 fans at sell-out matinee and evening shows at Leeds Grammar School, tickets for the night having been snapped up in minutes.


Running total for maths man is eight marathons

By Jennifer Lipman, March 24, 2011

Maths teacher Simon Levy is counting down to an eight marathons in eight days challenge to raise money for a heart disease charity in memory of his grandparents.