Norwood scores victory on cuts to mobility costs

December 8, 2011

The government's change of heart over withdrawing the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance has been welcomed by Norwood, which campaigned vigorously against the move.

Work and Pensions Minister Maria Miller has confirmed that the proposal - which would have affected up to 80,000 disabled people in care homes - will not be included in the upcoming Welfare Reform Bill.


Off to a tea with Norwood's help

November 24, 2011

Barnet Mayor Councillor Rita Rutter supported the Norwood Mitzvah Day effort.

Councillor Rutter attended a tea party thrown by Young Norwood volunteers at the Kennedy Leigh Family Centre in Hendon for members of the Unity recreational group for disabled children and young people.

Young Hendon United and Edgware Reform congregants helped to paint a mural at Kennedy Leigh and gave the Norwood


Profiting from generation game as young help the old

By Jessica Elgot, November 24, 2011

Mitzvah Day brought generations together, with many young participants engaged in activities assisting elderly community members and Holocaust survivors.

Teenagers at the London Jewish Cultural Centre baked scones and miniature Victoria sponges and prepared finger sandwiches with chef Lisa Roukin for a tea party for survivors.

LJCC youth co-ordinator Laurence Field said: "We do so much work


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.


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.


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.


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".


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'."


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.


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,

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