Breakfast with Ray Parlour raises £25,000 for Jewish Care and

20 May 2015

Breakfast with Ray Parlour raises £25,000 for Jewish Care and Chabad services in Redbridge

Ray Parlour, Arsenal and England legend was the speaker for Jewish Care’s Redbridge Sports and Entertainment Committee’s breakfast event yesterday. The breakfast included a raffle and auction and raised over £25,000 for local Jewish Care and Chabad services in Redbridge.

Questioned by sports broadcaster Matt Lorenzo, Romford-born Parlour, who has been nicknamed the Romford Pele, started life as a West Ham supporter and played over 400 premiere league games, scoring 22 goals in his club career, becoming one of Arsenal’s best players. Now a co-host on Talk Sport he entertained guests with his stories and humour. He talked about his years of playing for Arsenal under different managers, the carefree days of Kevin Keegan and Tony Adams, and the more serious and ‘great’ manager, Arsene Wenger, playing alongside some of the top players in the world.

When questioned by a guest, he said that his career highlights include, “Scoring at the Cup Final being top of the league and Man of the Match at Old Trafford - all in the same week.”

Ray said, “I’m very happy to speak at the Redbridge Sports Breakfast, it’s a great format and happy to help the Committee raise money for good causes which are supporting the local community.”

In an appeal on behalf of the charities, Rabbi Sufrin MBE said,

“I am very pleased that the Committee has decided to raise much-needed funds for the two organisations which have a real synergy and are working together to support the local community as a whole. The money raised will help fund Chabad Centres in Gants Hill and Buckhurst Hill which provide social and educational support as well as Jewish Care’s Redbridge Jewish Community Centre, Vi & John Rubens home and the Dennis Centre for people living with dementia. I experienced first-hand as a carer how valuable their services are when my mother was at the home.”

Daren Burney, Chair and sponsor of the breakfast with the Burney Group added;

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to Ray Parlour and Matt Lorenzo and all the guests for their support today and the committee for all their efforts. The breakfast event raised over £25,000 that will go directly to support local Jewish Care and Chabad services in Redbridge”.

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