Norwood

Simon Cowell celebrates birth of Jewish son

By Sandy Rashty, February 17, 2014

He’s the daddy of all things showbiz – and now Simon Cowell has fathered a baby boy with Jewish-American socialite Lauren Silverman.

The music mogul, 54, jetted from London to New York to be by Ms Silverman’s side at the birth in the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan last Friday - Valentine’s Day - at 10 45pm.

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Norwood offers bags of support to Philippines

December 2, 2013

Norwood has collected thousands of items of clothing and bedding towards the relief effort for victims of the Philippines typhoon.

Staff members and clients donated, sorted and packed clothing and bedding items in an operation also involving Wellington College in Berkshire and Stanmore Synagogue.

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Sir Tom Jones helps Norwood rock to the tune of £3.2 million

By Barry Toberman, November 14, 2013

Nothing beats a practical demonstration of a charity’s work. And, with a little help from Sir Tom Jones, drummer Saul Zur-Szpiro supplied it to the 1,100 guests at Norwood’s annual dinner on Monday, which raised £3.2 million for its work with children, families and those with learning difficulties.

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Winehouse mum thanks Norwood

September 23, 2013

Amy Winehouse’s mother Janis and her family highlighted their connection to Norwood at a reception for young Norwood patrons at the Jewish Museum in Camden’s Amy Winehouse exhibition.

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Norwood's special haul

By Sandy Rashty, September 16, 2013

Norwood and Ravenswood service users triumphed at the Special Olympics GB in Bath, achieving a 19-medal haul.

The 16 men and one woman ranged in age from 25 to 60 and participated in events from the long jump to the 400m sprint. Family and friends turned out to support them.

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Chance encounter aids E-Buddy drive

By Sandy Rashty, September 16, 2013

Norwood has partnered with a leading law firm on a volunteering and specialist support initiative.
The link-up with City solicitors Clifford Chance has launched the E-buddy programme, designed to get vulnerable adults and corporate employees talking via email.

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A gift from Norwood

September 9, 2013

Norwood is helping adults with learning difficulties to develop skills that they can go on to use in a work environment.

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For Hope and glory

August 5, 2013

Twenty-eight Norwood supporters raised £45,000 from a three-day trek in Iceland last week that took in some stunning scenery. And as with all the charity’s challenges, participants included Norwood service users with learning disabilities.

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Twinning arrangement is helping mums

By Zoe Winograd, June 26, 2013

Twins can be a joy — but also double the work and stress for mums. Recognising this, Norwood has for 18 years operated the Twins and More group, bringing together mums of twins (or indeed triplets or quads) to enjoy a break while their offspring play in an adjoining area with volunteer carers.

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Norwood open to challenges

June 17, 2013

Thirty-two women aged from late-30s to 70-plus have completed Stanmore Synagogue’s first “Batmitzvah Two” programme, spearheaded by rebbetzen Aviva Landau.

Most of the participants in the comprehensive six-week course had felt a sense of loss at not having had a batmitzvah in their youth.

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