Jonathan Ross Raises the Roof & £70,000 for Jewish Blind & Disabled

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200 people were thoroughly entertained by Jonathan Ross when he kindly donated his time to be the guest speaker at Jewish Blind & Disabled’s annual fundraising lunch held at the Avenue on Wednesday 5th September. His off-the-cuff speech covered everything from how much he loved Jewish culture and community to stories about his encounters with famous celebrities.

He also paid tribute to Lorraine Duskwick who gave a very moving speech about how all their lives have been transformed since her son Joel, now 29 and born with cerebral palsy, moved into his own mobility apartment in one of Jewish Blind & Disabled’s unique complexes some eight years ago.

The lunch raised the fantastic sum of £70,000 which will go towards the cost of equipping Jewish Blind & Disabled’s new building at Bushey Heath with all the special features and thoughtful touches that will transform even more lives when it opens early in 2013.

 “We are the only charity helping people like Joel who have physical disabilities or impaired vision to live independently with the dignity and choice that is so easy for others to take for granted. As we don’t receive any government funding we can only continue to do this with the support of the community and we are so very grateful to Jonathan Ross for giving his time to help us raise much needed funds – and for being such a fantastic speaker and guest!” Hazel Kaye, chief executive.

If you would like to find out more information about our lunch next year then please email Gemma or call 020 8371 6611.