Norwood

Strictly raising £2.8m at Norwood's dinner

By Jessica Elgot, November 17, 2011

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing, The Apprentice and Dragons' Den helped more than 1,200 Norwood supporters raise £2.8 million for the charity's work with vulnerable children and adults.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson was the guest speaker, and entertained guests with his views on the "thoroughly baffling protests against capitalism" by the Occupy London protesters.

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It's OK for Norwood

By Simon Rocker, November 17, 2011

It's not enough to feed your guests, you must give them something to read, too. Diners at Norwood's fundraiser left with copies of OK magazine, which is published by the charity's president Richard Desmond - slighter literary fare, though, than that the New Israel Fund offering to its supporters: copies of the novels of guest speaker A.B. Yehoshua.

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Strictly's Alesha Dixon at Norwood dinner

November 16, 2011

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing, The Apprentice and Dragons Den helped more than 1,200 Norwood supporters raise £2.8m for the its work with vulnerable children and adults.

Celebrities giving their support included Strictly judge Alesha Dixon, Dragon Theo Paphitis, Apprentice judge Karren Brady.

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Norwood adoption plea

November 3, 2011

Norwood is marking National Adoption Week by appealing for adopters for children across the UK in need of a loving home.

The charity is seeking people from all backgrounds, including single applicants, willing to adopt children aged two and over, sibling groups or those from "complex and diverse backgrounds".

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How Yentob got a leg-up

By Simon Rocker, October 28, 2011

BBC creative director Alan Yentob amused Young Norwood supporters when he quoted his job application in 1968: "Although possibly not a significant qualification for entry to the BBC, my dramatic debut at the age of nine as Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor was greeted by a gratifying critique from one of my contemporaries, 'You ought to be a film star because you've got smashing legs'."

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BBC Yentob gets role with Young Norwood

October 27, 2011

BBC creative director Alan Yentob was guest of honour at a West End cocktail party organised by Norwood to recognise the contribution of its younger supporters.

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Unpaid but valued highly

October 19, 2011

Volunteers who have served Norwood for more than 20 years were among the 200 people at a House of Lords reception to thank those who perform a range of unpaid duties for the charity.

Muriel Kauffer, Pat Kipps, Joyce Senker and Sandra Young were among the volunteering veterans at the event,

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks said: "This Big Society that people talk about and don't really understand is s

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Young Norwood's Unplugged event

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

Guests at the Young Norwood Media committee's second annual Unplugged event. The star on the night was singer Newton Faulkner.

Photos: Louise Beecham

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Resident's story is focus of Norwood appeal

September 15, 2011

The help provided by Norwood to a 22-year-old born with cerebral palsy is the focus of its Rosh Hashanah appeal, which has a £100,000 target.

Sara is a resident at Norwood's Ravenswood facility in Berkshire.

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Father is furious over state of Norwood flat

By Jessica Elgot, July 21, 2011

The father of an autistic Norwood tenant living in "disgusting" accommodation has criticised the charity over the delay in arranging repairs.

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