Manchester synagogue looks for new members

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 21, 2010

The Nicky Alliance Day Centre in Manchester is on a recruitment drive for members.

The Crumpsall centre, which provides social and care activities for 200 older people, is holding three Succot open days for non-members to sample activities including Tai Chi, computer classes, art , keep fit and live entertainment.

Chief executive Michelle Wiseman is looking to increase membership by 10 per cent to keep the centre financially strong.

"Like any organisation, it is important that we attract new members," she said. "We have so much to offer we just want everyone to know about it.

"Unfortunately, some of our members pass away or move on to permanent residential care. We have lost a lot of members this year."

Under Manchester Beth Din supervision, the centre also offers dining facilities and meals on wheels. A chiropodist, nail care and hairdressing salon supplement care for frailer members including dementia and Alzheimer's therapies and rehabilitation work with stroke victims.

    Last updated: 1:57pm, September 21 2010