Record-breaking £5.25m raised at Jewish Care dinner
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Record-breaking £5.25m raised at Jewish Care dinner

Charity’s work views through a series of news reports introduced by Sky’s Kay Burley at star-studded event this week

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

  • After the appeal film the spotlight was on Tony, client of Jewish Care's Brenner Centre at Stepney

Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
    After the appeal film the spotlight was on Tony, client of Jewish Care's Brenner Centre at Stepney Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
  • Kay Burley introduces film showcasing Jewish Care's work 

Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
    Kay Burley introduces film showcasing Jewish Care's work Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
  • Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and his wife Valerie 

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    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and his wife Valerie Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
  • Jewish Care clients at dinner

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    Jewish Care clients at dinner Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
  • Kay Burley with Lord Levy
Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
    Kay Burley with Lord Levy Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
  • L-R at the Jewish Care dinner: Simon Morris, Nicola Loftus, Steven Lewis, Tony Fisher, Kay Burley, The Lord Levy, Betty Brand.

Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
    L-R at the Jewish Care dinner: Simon Morris, Nicola Loftus, Steven Lewis, Tony Fisher, Kay Burley, The Lord Levy, Betty Brand. Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
  • Steven Lewis, Chairman, Jewish Care with Tony Fisher who appeared in evenings appeal film

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    Steven Lewis, Chairman, Jewish Care with Tony Fisher who appeared in evenings appeal film Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
  • The Lord Levy, President, Jewish Care with Ziggy member of Jewish Care's Holocaust Survivors Centre

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    The Lord Levy, President, Jewish Care with Ziggy member of Jewish Care's Holocaust Survivors Centre Credit: Blake Ezra Photography
  • Tunde with Dr David Myers in background following performance

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    Tunde with Dr David Myers in background following performance Credit: Blake Ezra Photography

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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