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Good luck for Sunday!

Raise a cheer for Kisharon’s nine runners in the 10th Royal Parks Half Marathon this Sunday.

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‘Awe-inspiring’ heART edit auction brings in £35k

Art created by adults with learning disabilities together with established artists raised more than £35k in Kisharon’s Heart Edit auction.

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All hands on deck for Rosh Hashanah

You’ll find highly original gifts for Rosh Hashanah at Kisharon’s Gifts and Homeware Store, Equal, thanks to the work of the people we support, our volunteers and the creativity of our talented staff.

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Outstanding art

A striking collection of art from individuals supported by Kisharon working together with professional artists will be auctioned in September.

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Bev’s parting gift

Chief Executive Bev Jacobson, whose parting gift is to raise funds by taking part in the Mont Blanc Marathon for the new Kisharon School, is nearing her £75k target.

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For a sweet New Year

Personalised honey for Rosh Hashanah, packed by people we support, is back by popular demand and you can place your orders now for family-sized or individual jars. Other Rosh Hashanah gifts are in the pipeline too.

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Bev says…

This week it was announced that I will soon be leaving Kisharon, where I have spent ten incredible years.

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£20k night to remember

The London skies were lit by lightning, and thunder and torrential rain provided the backdrop for this year’s Moonlight Walk, which raised £20k.

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Mayor names Kisharon as chosen charity

Councillor Reuben Thompstone, who became Barnet’s new mayor this week has named Kisharon as one of his chosen charities.

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Bev says…

It is heart-warming to read about so many people associated with Kisharon taking to the roads on organised walks and runs.

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Our winners

Esti, six, and nine-year-old Yoni Kashi, right, dressed to impress on Purim.

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Kisharon raises £1.12m at annual dinner

Kisharon raised a record £1.12m at the ‘Success Without Limits’ Annual Dinner at the Lancaster Hotel in London on Sunday.

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Good luck to our runners in the London Marathon

Kisharon’s runners in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday will be giving it their all to raise in excess of £28k.

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That moment of elation…

The leap in the air says: “We made it!” The brave team that climbed Ben Nevis in winter conditions, raising more than £32k for Kisharon, is back safe and sound.

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Fundraising with Amazon

Raise money for Kisharon while you shop by signing up for Amazonsmile.

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Coasting to work!

People supported by Kisharon have packed thousands of Seder table coasters to meet huge demand.

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Cherie Blair Ladies Brunch raises £52k

Cherie Blair praised Kisharon for the amazing breadth of its work at a Ladies’ Brunch in Finchley on Monday which raised a record £52k.

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Purim – all white thanks to our supporters!

With the UK experiencing arctic conditions, Purim could have been a complete whiteout without the determination of our staff and supporters.

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Happy to meet you, Cherie!

There was goodwill all round when Cherie Blair, CBE, QC  toured Kisharon’s services on Thursday, writes Bev. With warmth and humility, Cherie, wife of former prime minister Tony Blair, greeted every staff member and volunteer she encountered.

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Shop at Waitrose Mill Hill

Waitrose Mill Hill is supporting Kisharon so remember to do your shopping there. Throughout February, for the first time, Kisharon is one of the three local charities named on the green tokens contribution box by the exit.

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We’re counting on you

It’s Purim next week and your Kisharon bucket awaits!

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Go for it, Adrian!

Adrian Jacobs is raising money for Kisharon in the Jerusalem Half Marathon – said to be one of the toughest in the world – for the fourth time next month, March.

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Make 2018 your year of achievement

Make 2018 the year you take on a personal challenge and have fun with Team Kisharon.

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Parks’ run raises £4k

“The atmosphere was great,” said Elliot Espinoza, a first-time runner for Kisharon in the Royal Parks Half Marathon earlier this month when Chief Executive Bev Jacobson and husband Alan joined nine supporters who raised a tremendous £10,000.

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Brilliant night raises £4k

A well attended Young Kisharon event in central London on Sunday with ping pong, sushi and a raffle with top prizes raised almost £4,000.

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It’s Shabbat UK!

The aroma of bread baking filled Kisharon as the services organised their own challah bakes in the run up to Shabbat UK, which starts this evening.

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Become an Equal Loyalty Card holder

Support Kisharon’s social enterprises by becoming an Equal Loyalty Card holder. You’ll save money and be the first to hear about our special offers. Use the card before Rosh Hashanah for a savings bonus.

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Girls’ tuck shop raises £100

Inspired by the tuck shop run by Kisharon at her school, Ariela Ohrenstein set up her own. Together with her friend Abby Smith, they piled their stall high with bottled water, Coca-Cola, ice cream and crisps and raised almost £100 for Kisharon.

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Skydive – the ultimate challenge

Kisharon’s latest challenge will give you the best adrenaline rush. If you want to experience the ultimate in exhilaration while raising money for charity how can you not take up this once-in-a-lifetime skydive?

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Personalised honey for the sweetest New Year

This year why not order personalised jars of Kisharon honey? It’s the perfect gift for Rosh Hashanah.

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‘I’m Good’ wins gold award

Kisharon is feeling good all over as we win gold at the EVCOM Clarion Awards, the fifth trophy in a row for our films.

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Back our London Crowdfund campaign

Together we can make our library a crowdfunding winner. We need to raise £6,500 by September and could attract funding from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

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Support our cyclists in the Prudential Ride

Good luck to the 11 Kisharon riders taking part in the 100-mile Prudential Ride London on July 30. You can cheer them on along the route which follows closed roads through the capital and into the Surrey countryside

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Top team help raise £6k

Team Kisharon – people we support, staff and volunteers – turned out in force to help us raise £6k at the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run at Allianz Park.

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Film shortlisted for award

Kisharon’s upbeat 2017 film ‘I’m Good’, set to a catchy soundtrack from The Mowgli’s, has been shortlisted for an EVCOM Clarion Award.

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Stunning pieces on show

Two featured designers at the Equal gift shop in Temple Fortune next month will bring unparalleled originality to ceramic homewares.

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Film breaks records

Kisharon’s upbeat 2017 annual dinner video ‘I’m Good’ had more than 8,000 social media hits in a fortnight, making it the most watched Kisharon film to date.

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Dinner raises more than £1 million for brighter futures

Kisharon raised more than £1million at the Brighter Futures Annual Dinner attended by more than 600 guests at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel.

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Just the two of us….

Saul Mayers and his girlfriend Lorin Bradley joined thousands of runners in Sunday’s London Marathon, but ran together, finishing in 4hrs 41 and helping Kisharon raise £25,000.

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Support our Pesach appeal

Kisharon’s delightful Pesach appeal story book will ensure no-one feels excluded at the seder table this year.

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Adrian runs his third half marathon for Kisharon

Adrian Jacobs raised £10,800 for Kisharon in the Jerusalem Marathon, reputed to be one of the hardest in the world.

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Hand-crafted pots and sculpture at Equal

Don’t miss African style hand-crafted pots and sculpture by Chris Bramble, designer of the month at Equal in Temple Fortune.

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Kisharon’s £45k breakfast with Metro Bank

Kisharon raised a record £45,000 at its annual business breakfast when Vernon Hill, the billionaire chairman and founder of Metro Bank was the guest speaker.

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Choose a Challenge for 2017

Our 2017 Challenge Events booklet is out now, so take on a Kisharon challenge in 2017!

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Raise money for Kisharon this Purim!

For the best fun this Purim, on Sunday 12 March, sign up to collect for us!

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Artist Jake, on the autistic spectrum, is Equal artist of the month

The extraordinary talent of Jake Chodosh, 23, who is on the autistic spectrum, is on show at Equal.  Jake, artist of the month, is donating all profits to Kisharon.

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Come to Equal for a truly sweet Chanukah

Golden crunchy honeycomb (£3.50) is one of the mouth-watering Chanukah delights on sale now at Equal, made under KLBD supervision and packaged beautifully by adults supported by Kisharon.

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Support Kisharon this Chanukah

Seen Kisharon’s shimmering Chanukah appeal yet? There’s more to it than meets the eye.

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Bev’s home and dry!

“It was the experience of a lifetime,” said Bev, now back in the warmth of her office at Kisharon after completing the Antarctic Ice Marathon last week. She has raised £50,275 – exceeding her target of £50k.

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Leon Greenman leaves legacy to Kisharon

Auschwitz survivor Leon Greenman has left a £20,000 legacy to Kisharon. The funding, which was awarded recently, will foot the bill for resources and equipment in Adult Day Services for a year.

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Help Kisharon win a £9k grant

Kisharon is in the running for a £9k grant for music therapy at Kisharon School – but we need you to vote!

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Meet Equal’s new artist of the month – Kimberley Gundle

South African-born Kimberley Gundle is artist of the month for November at Equal, Kisharon’s fabulous gift shop in Temple Fortune.

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Antarctic Ice Marathon challenge for Bev

Chief Executive Bev Jacobson has admitted that the Antarctic Ice Marathon on November 24 is her maddest challenge yet.

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Kisharon runners raise £7k in Royal Parks Half Marathon

Kisharon will receive a £7,000 boost thanks to its team of 11 runners who took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 9 October.

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It’s official: Equal is open!

Business is booming at Kisharon’s latest social enterprise, Equal, a gift and home accessory store at 818 Finchley Road, Temple Fortune, NW11 6XL.

 

 

 

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Discover Equal…our new store

Equal, Kisharon’s new shop in Temple Fortune, offers training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

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Introducing…

Kisharon is opening Equal, a gift and homewares shop with a creative design and print lounge in Temple Fortune.

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Miles is ahead of the £8k Kisharon pack

Miles Allen, of Hendon, was the first Kisharon rider back in the 100-mile Prudential London Ride.

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All sold out – but you can still support Kisharon

The 100-mile Prudential RideLondon-Surrey on Sunday July 31 is sold out but you can still support Kisharon by lining the route and cheering our cyclists.

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Maccabi Fun Run raises £5k for Kisharon

Eighty runners cheered on by hundreds of supporters raised £5,000 for Kisharon at the 10th Maccabi GB Community Fun Run at Allianz Park on Sunday.

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