The Duke of Cambridge meets Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (right) as he attends the 25th anniversary celebrations of Jewish Care at Alexandra Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 11, 2015. The organisation provides care and support to 7,000 members of the Jewish community and their families each week, meeting the needs of a range of groups from Holocaust survivors and those with mental health issues to carers and others with degenerative illnesses. At the heart of the charity's care provision are 11 residential care homes, six community and day centres and three specialist centres for people living with dementia. Jewish Care was created in 1990 through the merger of two charities and today has 1,500 staff and 3,000 volunteers. The organisation also provides social and recreational programmes for people of all ages. Its youth leadership programme also gives young people the opportunity to develop their leadership skills whilst volunteering in the community. See PA story ROYAL William. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge met staff, service users and young volunteers of the charity during his first appearance at a communal event last night – his appearance helping create one of the largest ever fundraisers the community has seen seen.
Addressing the 1500 guests at Alexandra Palace, he recalled how the birth of Queen Victoria in 1819 coincided with the “remarkable birth” of what became known as the Jewish Blind Society, a precursor to Jewish Care.