Charity

Painting trio brighten Nathan's homecoming

By Jennifer Lipman, September 8, 2011

For Suzanne Ellul, taking her five-year-old twins Nathan and Gabriella for a walk last week was more than a good way to spend an afternoon. It was something she thought she would never again have the opportunity to do.

Nathan was 15-months-old when he suffered a brain injury after his breathing stopped.

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Breast cancer helpline

By Marcus Dysch, September 8, 2011

A cancer charity has set up a support group aimed specifically at the Jewish community.

The National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline's new online forum will help those at highest risk of developing the disease due to genes prevalent in Ashkenazi Jews.

Ashkenazim are more likely than the general population to carry mutations found in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which increase the risk of dev

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Cash fears of Women's Aid

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 8, 2011

A charity dedicated to helping Jewish women who have been victims of domestic violence is fearing a significant loss of income through local authority cuts.

Jewish Women's Aid - which runs the only Jewish women's refuge in Europe - says £180,000 of its £700,000 annual budget is at risk.

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Kisharon nursery earns top marks from Ofsted inspectors

September 8, 2011

The integrated nursery of special needs charity Kisharon has been praised as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.

They found children at Tuffkid in Golders Green making "excellent progress in all areas due to the highly effective planning and monitoring of their achievements".

Staff were dedicated and "exemp-lary" in fostering learning and development and the nursery maintained a productive dia

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Charities will adapt or die

By Shimon Cohen, September 5, 2011

At the Charity Commission's last count there were 2,351 Jewish charities in the UK. Granted, almost half raised less than £10,000 a year. But it is often the smaller charities which do the most remarkable work.

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Coining it

September 1, 2011

World Jewish Relief hopes to boost its overseas aid through the donation of leftover foreign currency by those returning from summer holidays.

Fundraising director Paul Stein said WJR would even accept currencies no longer in circulation such as francs and lire. The charity is organising drop-off points in north-west London.

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Community rallies to support Somalia famine appeal

By Jennifer Lipman, August 17, 2011

More than £169,000 has been raised to help people suffering from the famine in East Africa following a campaign launched by World Jewish Relief.

The aid charity set up a fundraising drive last month as reports of draught and malnutrition in Somalia and its neighbours began filtering through to the international media.

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Norwood hoping to clean up with car wash

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

The car washing service just off the high street in Hatch End would not strike passers-by as anything out of the ordinary.

Staff are friendly and helpful, prices are competitive and vehicles emerge shiny and spotless.

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WJR is a hit on the web

August 11, 2011

World Jewish Relief has been shortlisted for a Charity Times award for best use of the web for its "Wjrapped Up" campaign.

The promotion gives supporters the opportunity to purchase goods for needy clients worldwide.

Within a month of its launch, the campaign had raised £2,000-plus and it is regularly updated with new items - for example, supporting the charity's East Africa Food Crisis Ap

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Barber shop horror for Tottenham's Aaron Biber

By Jessica Elgot, August 11, 2011

He was born in Cable Street, but this week's riots and the destruction of his tiny barber's shop has devastated 89-year-old Aaron Biber.

The inside of Mr Biber's shop on Tottenham High Road in London was wrecked by youths during Saturday night's riots.

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