Charity

Swim girl Dani Jacobson making a TV splash

July 31, 2008

Twelve-year-old charity swimmer Dani Jacobson is a finalist in Channel Five's "Britain's Kindest Kids" competition.

As the JC reported in June, North London Collegiate pupil Dani and her sister Talya, who has learning difficulties, swam 22 miles to raise over £23,000, the bulk of it for Norwood.

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Australian billionaire says funds ‘donated to Israel’

By Dan Goldberg, July 24, 2008

Australia's second-richest man has claimed that the $68 million (£34m) a US Senate report accuses him of hiding from tax authorities was donated to charities in Israel.

The allegation came via the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in a hearing last Thursday, prompting Frank Lowy - who fled Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust and fought in Israel's 1948 War of Independence - to issue a vehement denial.

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X-Factor contestant turns bingo-caller for charity

July 24, 2008
X-Factor contestant Ricky Denton turned bingo caller for a Chai Cancer Care fundraiser organised by its Chai Five committee. The top prizes were won by Hayley Sethill, Juliet Michels, Adam Goldin, Emma Fisher, Jenny Foster, Barry Collins and Toby Hanbury and the event brought in £1,600.

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More than £1,000 raised for Magen David Adom

July 24, 2008

More than £1,000 was raised for Magen David Adom from a lunch for 40 hosted by Sally Strauss and catered by sponsors Louis Mann.

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JCC telethon raises over £20,000

July 24, 2008

Manchester Jewish Community Care raised more than £20,000 in its annual telethon, hosted in the offices of Deloitte in Manchester city centre. Around 60 volunteers made 2,000 calls to raise the cash, which will fund much-needed equipment for the Nicky Alliance Day Centre. Shelley Blackston, MJCC fundraising executive, said: "It's a good year and we're hoping to top £30,000 in our follow-up mini-telethon."

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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 10, 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 10, 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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