Charity

Summer fete raises £12,000 at Jewish Care's Princess Alexandra home

July 22, 2008

Over £12,000 was raised from a summer fete in the grounds of Jewish Care's Princess Alexandra home. The event attracted a 1,000 crowd for entertainment ranging from a bouncy castle and face painting to model car racing and a "beat the goalie" challenge. Organisation was a team effort involving a Jewish Care committee, League of Jewish Women and Wizo members and the home's staff and volunteers.

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£150,000 raised for Side by Side

July 21, 2008
Around £150,000 was raised for Side by Side - an integrated nursery and special needs school for the Charedi community - from its annual Chinese auction, held at the Yesodey Hatorah School. The ladies-only fundraiser was supported by over 1,000 women, who were entertained by New York comedienne Leah Forster. Among items up for grabs were a trip to New York, a diamond pendant and a £1,000 gift card. Side by Side is embarking on a £10 million project for new school premises.

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Hikers climb Froggatt Edge for UJIA's Chalom B'Merom

July 11, 2008

Braving last Sunday's rain, 22 hikers raised more than £4,000 for UJIA's Chalom B'Merom programme. The Manchester hikers, aged between 16 and 60, walked nearly seven miles in the Peak District and climbed Froggatt Edge. Manchester UJIA director Ilana Ray said: "We didn't care about the rain - we are proud to fund this programme." The project funds extra-curricular education for children in the Merom HaGalil region.

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Women's dinner raises £500 for Torah Academy nursery

July 11, 2008

Forty women attended a dinner, held at the home of Penina Efune of Lubavitch Brighton, and raised just over £500 for Torah Academy nursery. Event organiser Tessa Bass said: "There was a real mix of ladies from throughout the community, including newcomers to Brighton and Hove."

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Jewish Care raises record £3.5m

July 4, 2008

Jewish Care fundraisers are celebrating a record £3.57 million pledged at the charity’s campaign dinner at  Grosvenor House on Tuesday.

The generosity of the 900 guests delighted campaign chairman Steven Lewis, who said that “in such financially challenging times, the community’s ability to understand the importance of what we do and offer their overwhelming support is truly outstanding”. The previous record was last year’s £2.9 million.

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Legacy of 7/7 victim

By Candice Krieger, July 4, 2008

An eye-care centre in India was opened this week in memory of 7/7 bombings victim Miriam Hyman.

Based at the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Bhubaneswar, the Miriam Hyman Children’s Eye Care Centre will serve underprivileged youngsters. The £100,000-plus facility has been funded by the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust, set up by the family of the North Londoner, who died in the 2005 blast at Tavistock Square, aged 32.

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Corrie star helps Rags to riches

July 4, 2008

Former Coronation Street star Bradley Walsh was among the 130 players in the 38th annual golf tournament staged by Rags, the Redbridge Aid Golf Society, which raised £185,000.

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Cancer Research thanks ‘Mothers and Daughters’

June 20, 2008

A North-West London Jewish fundraising committee has received a national award from Cancer Research UK in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the cause.

The charity’s annual Flame of Hope Awards recognises remarkable efforts in fundraising and volunteering.

The Mothers and Daughters Committee won in the Outstanding Achievement category, beating off stiff competition from across the UK.

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Celebs in charity match

By Jay Grenby, June 20, 2008

Around £14,000 was raised by a charity football match between an Arsenal ex-pro/celebrity XI and a team of Maccabi League players at Edgware Town FC last Sunday.

The event was attended by more than 300 people, including the Mayor of Barnet, Cllr John Marshall, and Tottenham Hotspur legend Joe Kinnear. It was organised by Mark Silverman of Mill Hill in support of Action Duchenne, a national charity aiming to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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Tough? We’ll swim 22 miles

By Jay Grenby, June 20, 2008

Two remarkable sisters are about to complete the equivalent of a cross-Channel marathon swim, raising more than £23,000 for Jewish and non-Jewish charities in the process.

Talya and Dani Jacobson have been taking to the water at their local baths most days over the past few months to swim 1,408 lengths of the 25m indoor pool, the equivalent of the 22-mile width of the English Channel.

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