What's new: Your round-up of the latest fundraising campaigns

Jewish Care has launched an appeal to coincide with Rosh Hashanah, the festival that marks the Jewish New Year.

The charity, which provides care for older people in 12 care homes in London and the south-east, aims to raise £100,000 to help reduce an operating deficit of £1.5m. 

Direct mail packs developed by agency Cascaid have been sent to 14,000 supporters who have donated to or volunteered for the charity before. The packs ask for donations of between £15 and £1,000. Advertisements will be published in Jewish newspapers and regional synagogue magazines. A second phase of the campaign will follow later this month.

Against Breast Cancer has teamed up with virtual greeting-card firm Charity Greetings.com to launch its 1 in 9 campaign, which aims to raise £90,000 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The charity is inviting people to send virtual birthday and anniversary greetings to friends and relatives. The price of each greeting is £1.99, £1 of which will go to the charity.

Mencap, the learning disability charity, is to hold a Hallowe'en-themed scuba diving event. Participants will be asked to raise £50 through the event, which is being held at Gildenburgh Water, Cambridgeshire, on 28 October.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society and the London Paranormal Society are holding a fundraising ghost hunt on 20 October. Participants will spend the night looking for ghosts in Eastbury Manor House in Barking, east London. The minimum sponsorship is £50.

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