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£3m call for Simon Milton

December 10, 2012

A foundation in the name of the late Westminster City Council leader, Sir Simon Milton, was launched on Wednesday with a £3 million target.

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Snap judgments end Spurs scheme

December 10, 2012

Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt was back at White Hart for the Norwood Achievement Awards, marking the end of the Spurs Norwood Altogether Project (Snap).

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Jewish Care's bridge organisers raise over £1m

December 10, 2012

A bridge committee supporting Jewish Care has created a Guinness world record for an annual bridge tournament by raising £1.223 million between 1997 and 2011.

And since the record was verified last week, the charity has earned a further £70,000 from the 2012 event, held at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone on Monday and contested by around 250 players.

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MacKenzie is sunny on Israel, if not on Leveson

By Sandy Rashty, December 10, 2012

Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie attacked the Leveson inquiry but spoke warmly of Israel at an Emunah dinner at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday which raised £220,000.

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Maitlis makes the news as WJR raises £1.2 million

November 29, 2012

Broadcaster Emily Maitlis was the headline act for World Jewish Relief at its dinner at London’s Guildhall on Monday, which raised £1.2 million.

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Mental healthy charity's record-breaking dinner

November 29, 2012

Mental health charity Jami raised a record £200,000 from a dinner at London’s Savoy Hotel.

The work of Jami was highlighted by service users Sophia Levi and Jose Grayson, who told the 250 guests how it had help-ed them to cope with mental illness. Former British ambassador to Washington, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, was the guest of honour.

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Expo draws the crowds

November 29, 2012

More than 1,000 people attended the Israel Expo in London, where the exhibitors ranged from Christian Zionists to wine producers. There was also a “job centre” focusing on employment opportunities for those contemplating aliyah.

ZF chair Paul Charney said: “The Expo showed that Israel has many friends who will not abandon it at the first signs of trouble.”

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City of London pupil runs multi-faith conference

By Zoe Winograd, November 16, 2012

A 17-year-old City of London pupil organised and hosted a multi-faith conference for sixth-formers from London schools including JFS.

Times religion correspondent Ruth Gledhill and Adam Copson of the British Humanist Association were among a panel recruited by Hannah Cowen to debate the place of religion in the modern world.

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Brandeth helps MDA to £1.2m tonic

November 16, 2012

Broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth helped the UK support group of medical charity Magen David Adom to raise a healthy £1.2 million from a dinner at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair.

Mr Brandreth praised MDA’s volunteering spirit as a model for the Big Society.

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Lloyd Webber and Cowell take starring roles at Norwood dinner

By Sandy Rashty, November 15, 2012

A showbiz element has always been a feature of the Norwood dinner and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Cowell headed a stellar cast.

The composer — who was interviewed about his career—saw the irony in Norwood inviting a “Tory peer to be the warm-up act for the leader of the Labour Party”.

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