Jewish Care receives Canary Wharf Group Recognition Award

19 Aug 2021

On Tuesday 17th August, Denise Alexander, Centre Coordinator for East London and Essex and Joanna Towlson, Administrative Assistant and Meals on Wheels Coordinator, accepted an award on behalf of Jewish Care from the Canary Wharf Group to honour the valiant efforts made to support the community during the pandemic and throughout.

The Canary Wharf Group’s Recognition Ceremony gave thanks to the valiant Covid Community Champs who made such a difference helping the community during the pandemic. The award was presented by the Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council, Councillor Mohammed Ahbab Hossain. Other groups present at the ceremony and receiving the award included charities, religious groups, food banks and other cultural and community centres throughout the Tower Hamlets area.

During the pandemic, Jewish Care staff and volunteers have delivered over 70,000 Meals on Wheels and made the same number of befriending calls to older, isolated and vulnerable members of the community.

On accepting the award, Denise said:

“It was a real honour to accept this on behalf of Jewish Care. There were lots of other groups at the ceremony, showing the good work done across so many ethnic and religious groups in the area. It was amazing to find out more about all the people who give up their time to help others, and for free! People were coming up to us and congratulating us on the work Jewish Care has done, so it’s great to know that we’re well recognised in the wider community.” 

Jamie Field, Head of Community Services, said:

"We're so proud of all our dedicated staff and volunteers for the work they have done, not just throughout the pandemic but beyond that too. We're grateful to the Canary Wharf Group for recognising us as part of the services to the wider community in East London and for giving us this award that we share with everyone at Jewish Care.”