By Jonathan Kalmus, February 11, 2011
Eighty-five Manchester families have cooked up a tidy sum for Federation of Jewish Services' welfare projects from the charity's third annual Fed Friday appeal.
The idea is that families raise money by hosting a Friday night dinner and asking guests to make a donation to the Fed rather than buying the hosts a gift. Hosts also had the chance of winning a four-course catered Friday night dinner for 12 in a raffle.
Federation of Jewish Services marketing officer Joyce Khan said £5,000 had been raised with the prospect of more to come.