The Chancellor of the Exchequer addressed more than 220 people at Jewish Care’s 100th Business Breakfast.
The event with The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP at Mansion House raised a record-breaking £120,000 for the charity’s core services.
Since the first Business Breakfast 30 years ago, the annual event has helped the organisation to provide care and support to older people in the community.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, said: “It is a pleasure to support Jewish Care at their 100th Business Breakfast. I’d like to pay tribute to the organisation, to the staff and the volunteers who do truly outstanding work each day supporting older people and their families relying on the charity’s vital services in the Jewish community.”
Lord Howard Leigh of Hurley, chairman of Jewish Care’s Business Breakfast Committee said: “We thank the Chancellor for giving us his valuable time this morning. We are so grateful to our sponsor and supporters at our 100th Business Breakfast, as well as to all those who have supported us to reach this milestone today. We thank you for your continued dedication and generosity. It is very fitting for our 100th breakfast that we raised a record-breaking sum.”
Daniel Carmel-Brown, Jewish Care CEO, added: “We are hugely appreciative of the donations received today which will go towards our core services. I would like to thank our speaker, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Committee for their dedication, our sponsor and guests for making today’s Business Breakfast such a success.
“Special thanks go to our Committee Chair, Lord Leigh, for his unwavering support and dedication to Jewish Care, together with his predecessors, for steering us through the many breakfasts that have taken us to this impressive milestone.
“World events and the cost of living crisis continue to exert pressure on all of us and Jewish Care is no exception. We rely on the support of our community during these difficult times to keep our vital services running for all those who need us.”
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