Liverpool donors double their money

October 28, 2010

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: 4:08pm, October 28 2010