Legacy brings new chairs for Jewish Care residents10 Sep 2014
Jewish Care’s Hyman Fine held a tea and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the gift of eight new reclining chairs that were donated to the home by Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX).
The donation of £12,500 came from a gift in a will left to Brighton & Hove AJEX by Anthony Fabian Young who sadly passed away and had been a member of the local community and AJEX branch. AJEX decided to donate the money to benefit the residents of the local Jewish Care home, Hyman Fine House.
The funds were used by the home to buy specialist new reclining chairs which are designed to enable residents to sit in comfort in the home’s lounges and socialise.
Home Manager, Natasha Carson says,
“The chairs are brilliant and have made a real difference to the lives of the residents who are enjoying the comfortable chairs and which also make it easier to move our frailer people. The chairs are also adjustable so that residents can alter them for extra support and comfort. We held a tea which our residents also enjoyed, to show our thanks to AJEX for choosing to donate the gift to Jewish Care.”
AJEX representatives visited the home and unveiled the plaque. Norman Grant, chairman of the Brighton & Hove AJEX said,
“I’m delighted that this legacy will benefit the residents at Jewish Care’s Hyman Fine home which gives a high quality of care. Many of our members are getting older and they and their families will be in need of support from Jewish Care’s services in the future.”
Daniel Carmel-Brown, Director of Fundraising and Marketing said,
“We are very grateful for the gift by AJEX to Jewish Care from the legacy left to them by Anthony Young. This generous donation has enabled us to provide much-needed equipment to enhance the comfort and quality of life of our residents.
Jewish Care relies on people’s kindness in leaving us gifts in their wills. Leaving a legacy is easier than most people think and they make a real difference to the lives of the older people we support."