A ground-breaking Jewish Care dinner introduced guests to the charity’s varied work through a series of news reports introduced by Sky’s Kay Burley.

The event – which raised a record-breaking £5.25million – opened with a video in which dinner chair turned roving reporter Nicola Loftus met clients of the Brenner Centre before Jewish Care chairman Steven Lewis was seen meeting Sky’s Sophy Ridge to discuss the charity’s new care complex in Stanmore, which is set to open next year.

The entertainment news was presented by scriptwriter Ivor Baddiel from a Sing Off between nine teams from different Jewish Care resources.

And in an interview with Burley, Lord Levy, the charity’s president, paid tribute to “brilliant” outgoing chief executive Simon Morris who has “taken the organisation to new heights”.

Morris said the evening had been “incredibly emotional. I feel so proud to have led this organisation for the past 15 years and to have worked with such a dedicated and professional group of colleagues.

It has been an honour and a privilege. Jewish Care will always have a big place in my heart and I look forward to seeing it flourish under the capable leadership of Daniel Carmel-Brown”.

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