Jewish Care

Skinner's girls help at Brenner Community Centre

August 1, 2008

As part of a Hackney programme to get schoolchildren helping in the community, year-10 pupils from the Skinners' Company's Girls' School tidied the roof garden at Jewish Care's Brenner Community Centre. Brenner's Denise Alexander reports that the girls spent part of the day chatting to members.

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Minister applauds Redbridge welfare

By Craig Silver, August 1, 2008

Health Minister Ivan Lewis praised the work of Jewish Care after touring three of its welfare facilities in Redbridge on Wednesday afternoon.

The visit, arranged at the minister's request, gave him the opportunity to speak to careers, volunteers and clients.

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Prize for helping mum’s fight against alcoholism

By Craig Silver, July 25, 2008
A Hertfordshire 25-year-old's efforts to help her mother and others to combat alcoholism - and to support the children of addicts - has been recognised with an Anne Frank Award.

Emma Spiegler from Kings Langley set up an online support group for Children of Addicted Parents (coap.co.uk) two years ago. The aim, she said, was to provide a forum for those in a similar situation.

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Summer fete raises £12,000 at Jewish Care's Princess Alexandra home

July 22, 2008

Over £12,000 was raised from a summer fete in the grounds of Jewish Care's Princess Alexandra home. The event attracted a 1,000 crowd for entertainment ranging from a bouncy castle and face painting to model car racing and a "beat the goalie" challenge. Organisation was a team effort involving a Jewish Care committee, League of Jewish Women and Wizo members and the home's staff and volunteers.

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Jewish Care raises record £3.5m

July 4, 2008

Jewish Care fundraisers are celebrating a record £3.57 million pledged at the charity’s campaign dinner at  Grosvenor House on Tuesday.

The generosity of the 900 guests delighted campaign chairman Steven Lewis, who said that “in such financially challenging times, the community’s ability to understand the importance of what we do and offer their overwhelming support is truly outstanding”. The previous record was last year’s £2.9 million.

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Barbara Young hosts bingo fundraiser

June 13, 2008
Actress Barbara Young, who has appeared in Coronation Street and Family Affairs, took on the role of bingo caller for a fundraiser at Jewish Care’s Clore Manor home which raised £755. The event was arranged by the home’s Friends committee, co-chaired by Paul and Elise Graham. Two of the residents, Julia Abrahams and Golda Fox, donated their bingo winnings back to the home.

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Jewish Care staff learn to relax

June 13, 2008
Staff at Jewish Care’s head office enjoyed neck, back, shoulders and arms massage from visiting therapists as part of the national Learning at Work day. “We’ve had excellent feedback,” said the charity’s Sharon Rose. “Everyone found it very relaxing and we have planned further sessions.”

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Charity funds recieved from art exhibition

June 13, 2008
Volunteers Vivian Strang and Vivian Greenhill presented £13,250 to Jewish Care Scotland and Cosgrove Care. The cash was raised from a Mitzvah! art exhibition held in April. The two women, with a team of helpers, organised the new fundraiser at JCS’s day centre. Works of art were donated by 35 local artists and by Cosgrove and JCS arts groups. Mrs Strang said: “We are delighted the charities are benefiting from these funds.”

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Demolishing with Care

By Dana Gloger, June 13, 2008

This is the moment excavators began — delicately — tearing down Jewish Care’s North-West London headquarters.

The site, which includes Stuart Young House and the Michael Sobell Community Centre, is being demolished to make way for a £40 million redevelopment.

The work began with excavating machines pulling down the existing buildings this week.

The project will take around two years, longer than similar redevelopments because of the unusual nature of the demolition work.

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Jewish Care Scotland mark 150th anniversary

June 6, 2008

A civic reception was staged by Glasgow City Council at the City Chambers to mark the 150th anniversary of Jewish Care Scotland. Staff, volunteers and clients of the charity were among the 150 guests. Jewish Care Scotland chair Maureen Solomons presented the council with copies of A Caring Community, a book by volunteer Sharon Barron tracing the charity’s history.

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