Liverpool donors double their money

October 28, 2010
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Merseyside Jewish Community Care has bucked the financial trend, reporting doubled donations from the local community.

The charity's AGM on Tuesday night was told that donations for 2010 were £104,000, up from £52,000 the previous year. The money was generated mainly from the Pesach and Rosh Hashanah appeals.

It has also escaped public spending cuts, with Liverpool City Council continuing to provide £30,000 for kosher meals and carer services.

But it was not all good news. Income from investments has fallen by £34,000, over one-third, due primarily to low interest rates. And an operating surplus of £167,000 has become a deficit of £11,000 after the launch of a £350,000 supported living project.

President Edward Mott-Cowan told the meeting it had been "a remarkable year for MJCC".

    Last updated: 3:08pm, October 28 2010