Work Avenue raises more than £1 million in 36 hours to support its vital services

The employment charity helps the community learn essential lifelong skills to support themselves and their families


Work Avenue team celebrate raising more than £1million for its services (Photo: Work Avenue)

Work Avenue, the Jewish unemployment charity, raised more than £1 million in 36 hours to fund its work supporting members of the community who are unemployed or struggling with their career.

The Charity Extra campaign surpassed its initial target of £750,000 and was backed by 2,583 donors, with donations ranging from £5 to £30,000.

The funds raised will go towards Work Avenue continuing to provide information, advice, guidance, courses and one-to-one support.

Work Avenue CEO Debbie Lebrett said: “The response to this campaign was overwhelming and we are so grateful for all of the generous donations.

“We were not just blown away by the amount raised, but by the sheer number of people who chose to support us and all the amazing messages they left.

“We are proud that our work changes lives and helps people earn a living with dignity. Now, thanks to the support of the community, we will be able to help even more people over the next year.”

Work Avenue assists more than 3,500 people each year  in finding jobs, changing careers and starting businesses.

The campaign is still open to donations, which can be made via

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