Young Patrons Dinner raises £170,000 to support vital services

21 Feb 2020

Last night, 400 young people came together at Jewish Care’s largest Young Patrons dinner to date, to raise £170,000 for our vital services.

The dinner, held at Grosvenor House, focused on the impact Jewish Care makes on more than 10,000 lives each week. 

Guests were shown a short film, featuring Leslie Sherman, who sadly passed away two weeks ago. Leslie had Parkinson’s disease and lived with dementia. He became a resident at Jewish Care’s Vi & John Rubens House when he was unable to remain at home with his wife, Ruth. Leslie also had a long history of volunteering with Jewish Care and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Guests at the dinner were shown how much it means to people to be a part of the Jewish Care family.

Following the short film, an appeal was made by Daniel Lehmann, a member of the Young Jewish Care Young Patrons Dinner Committee, who stressed the importance of going the extra mile and being as generous as possible, as Jewish Care relies on the generosity of its donors to fund its core, vital services.

Rob Sher, Chair, Young Jewish Care said:

“We were so happy to see so many people at the Young Patrons dinner last night. Whether guests were hearing about Jewish Care for the first time or are already a young patron, volunteer, or part of a committee, we are so grateful for their generous contributions. With Young Jewish Care, there are so many ways to get involved, and we hope that many more will be encouraged to do so.”

Daniel Lehmann, Young Patrons Dinner Committee said:

“Having been aware of Jewish Care for a number of years, my deeper involvement began when I joined Young Jewish Care’s Lay Leadership Development Programme and had the opportunity to see first-hand the incredible work Jewish Care do.

This experience has opened my eyes to the fact that Jewish Care is only able to do the great and essential work it does thanks to the support of our community. Jewish Care counts on all of us, and our families, to give our time to volunteer as well as generously donate towards the £16m the charity needs each year to just keep the doors to its vital services open.”

Adam Overlander-Kaye, Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement said:

“We are delighted that so many young people care so deeply about Jewish Care and the services we provide. These young people are the future of our community and Jewish Care, and we are extremely grateful for their generous contributions and donations last night.”