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.


Budgeting on more legacies

By Jessica Elgot, March 24, 2011

Charities have welcomed changes to inheritance tax in George Osborne's Budget which will make it more cost effective for people to make bequests to them.

Mr Osborne on Wednesday ann-ounced a 10 per cent reduction to the inheritance tax rate payable for those leaving 10 per cent or more to charity.


Leeds answers cash call

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2011

A major fundraising effort for a £1.5 million youth hub for the Leeds Jewish community is off to a good start with more than one-third of the money pledged.

Around £600,000 has already been promised by community donors only two weeks after the fundraising committee launched a community-wide appeal to relocate The Zone youth club.


Manchester charity faces £12m challenge

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2011

The charity running one of Britain's largest care homes is complaining that welfare organisations are being pulled in "too many directions" over government quality targets at a time of slashed public spending.


Tragic mum gives thanks to Chai

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 11, 2011

Cindy Bar-Oz thought that being told her husband Igal had stomach cancer was the worst day of her life. But it was matched by discovering her daughter Leora had leukaemia.

And while Leora Kuhillow was recovering in quarantine from bone marrow transplants, Mrs Bar-Oz's 88-year-old father was rushed into hospital and she found herself torn between loved ones.