The Dinner That Never Was

Date 01 Apr 2021
Location Online

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are unable to hold our Young Patrons Dinner that contributes over £160,000 to Jewish Care’s services. The  COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a huge impact on Jewish Care and so now, more than ever, we need your support to help us continue providing vital care to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. 

The additional financial burden to Jewish Care is estimated to be £6m by the end of March. This includes £520,000 on PPE alone, plus £80,000 on IT support including providing ipads to help support families remain connected to one another. In addition there were £1.3m of staffing costs comprising cover for Covid related staff illness and the extra care shifts that were needed. This is on top of the £16m we still need to raise to run our current range of care services.

If ever we needed the generosity of our community it is now and so we hope that you consider supporting Jewish Care.  

How your donation will be used

£25 could pay for a tea to be delivered to each member of our ‘Supportive Community’ social groups, who will enjoy their teas virtually with each other.

£100 could pay for a specially trained advisor to provide advice and guidance over the phone for an entire day to ensure our Helpline continues to offer increased support to the community during the pandemic.

£250 could pay for vital digital outreach services so members of the community can stay connected as well as active through our virtual programming, helping combat loneliness and isolation.

£500 could pay for 500 special quality-face masks for all our front-line staff for one day’s use, in order to protect and keep safe our residents and staff.

£1,500 could pay for three clients to receive our Meals on Wheels service every day for six months. We are providing over 3,000 meals a month to our vulnerable and housebound community members who need us most.

For more information on how to donate or how to get involved please contact Ellie at echeyette@jcare.org