Jewish Care raises over £40,000 at first in-person Business Breakfast

06 Sep 2021

More than 140 people joined Jewish Care for our first back-in-person Business Breakfast at Claridge’s, raising over £40,000 for our core services.

During the breakfast, donors heard Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, interviewed by the former director of BBC News and co-founder of Tortoise Media, James Harding.

Kwasi Kwarteng was appointed Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 8 January 2021. He was previously Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Mr Kwarteng worked as an analyst in financial services and was elected the Conservative MP for Spelthorne in 2010. In 2015 Mr Kwarteng was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords, and in 2017 he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Mr Kwarteng discussed issues he described as being key to re-setting the way the UK approaches business and enterprise, including Brexit, Covid-19 and the fight against climate change.

Jewish Care is grateful to Nimrod Capital for sponsoring the event this morning.

The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said:

“It was a pleasure to support Jewish Care at their first Business Breakfast back in-person. Their work across the community supporting elderly and vulnerable people has been outstanding and their services throughout the pandemic have been essential and continue to be vital for those who need their support.”

Lord Howard Leigh, Chairman of Jewish Care’s Business Breakfast Committee said:

“Our 95th Business Breakfast, our first one back together in person, was a tremendous opportunity to support Jewish Care as the charity moves forward from the pandemic. We are so grateful to our supporters for their continued generosity and willingness to come back together again and to Nimrod Capital for sponsoring the event. Thank you to The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP and to James Harding for facilitating the conversation and helping us to raise much needed funds.”

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

“After more than 18 months of online activity and events, we are delighted to be resuming face-to-face fundraising events and hope this is the start of many more in the coming months. We are hugely appreciative of the donations received today which will go towards our core services. As our community centres begin to open their doors again, we continue to support those across our services and in the community through a combination of in-person and online activity.”