Leukaemia girl's mum honoured for work of memorial charity

April 7, 2016

A woman whose daughter died from leukaemia at the age of 23 has received a British Citizen Award in recognition of her efforts to improve hospital conditions for leukaemia patients.

Cambridge-based Sylvia Morris, 69, established the Karen Morris Memorial Trust in 1999 after Karen lost her battle with chronic myeloid leukaemia.


Cash for terror: how PA duped British backers

By Ian Birrell, March 31, 2016

Ahmad Musa looks like a character in a gangster movie with his black leather jacket, slicked back hair and self-possessed stare. Perhaps this is unsurprising: he first went to jail aged 15 and has been behind bars for double murder.

As this stern man sits beside me, I ask him if he killed the two men as charged? He pauses, then replies softly: "Yes, I shot them dead."


Charities face a donor challenge

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2016

Sir Mick Davis, Jewish Leadership Council chairman, dug ever deeper into his pockets last year. The foundation he set up with his wife Barbara dished out £2.2 million, compared with £1.4m the previous year, supporting a variety of causes from Jewish youth to horticulutural studies.


Charity sees 50 per cent rise in domestic abuse victims

By Sandy Rashty, March 23, 2016

A leading domestic violence charity has seen a 50 per cent surge in the number of women using its services over the past four months.


188 Jewish charities raise more than £1 million each every year, research shows

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2016

Close to 200 British Jewish charities raise more than £1 million a year, according to a forthcoming report by the consultancy New Philanthropy Capital.

It puts the overall annual income for the 2,264 registered Jewish charities at £997,733, 722 (although this includesf transfers between charities). Their average income is £440,695 a year.


Charities, be more charitable

By Angela Epstein, March 17, 2016

There's a flattering hypothesis which prevails when, like me, you work as a journalist and sometime broadcaster.


Family's joy as fundraising target reached

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

A mother said she was "astonished and humbled" after the Jewish community funded a life-changing £40,000 operation for her son.

Four-year-old Asher Carroll from Brighton has cerebral palsy caused by a stroke he suffered before he was born, meaning he cannot stand or walk independently.


What next? The London mara-thong?

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

Runners often pant - it's normal. But running only in pants?


Holiday camp closes its doors after a century

By Naomi Firsht, March 17, 2016

A summer camp which had provided free holidays for underprivileged children for 100 years has had to close its doors due to a poor take-up of places.

The Jewish Children's Holiday Fund ran annual two-week holidays for eight to 11-year-olds, but this year, it had to cancel after fewer than 20 children signed up for the summer.

Charity chairman Ian Donoff said: "It wasn't worth it to run our o


Therapy plan gives paws for thought

March 10, 2016

Camp Simcha has gone to the dogs to help seriously ill children.

Engagement with animals has been shown to significantly reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue to those with health problems. As part of the charity's Paws For Fun service, three dogs and their owners have been trained for visits to families, initially in the London area, who could benefit from animal assisted therapy.