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Sell-Out Leeds Jewish Welfare Board Dinner Supports 1 in 4

By May 23, 2019 May 30th, 2019 news-leeds
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Loneliness, social isolation and mental health remain at the forefront of Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s (LJWB) agenda with these key issues being highlighted at its annual 1 in 4 Dinner, which was held over national Mental Health Awareness Week.

Over 400 people attended the sell-out fundraising dinner with special guest, comedian Omid Djalili, over 70 more attendees than last year. The £88,000 raised from the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board dinner will be used to continue to fund two support worker posts and maintain vital support services for the community.

“As loneliness continues to rise many are becoming social isolated across all age groups,” said Liz Bradbury, LJWB chief executive. “Without the intervention of the welfare board, one in four people in our community run the risk of being socially isolated.”

 

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L to R: CEO Liz Bradbury, fundraising manager Tracie Harrison, vice chair Helen Lewis, Omid Djalili, guest of honour Michael Lever and chair Russell Manning.

 

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Life patrons Marica and Andrew Brown, Monica Walton, Omid Djalili, Henry Cohen, Jeff Walton and Margaret Cohen.

 

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Dinner committee members Amanda Jacobs and Simon Walton with Omid Djalili.

 

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Liz Bradbury and Omid Djalili.

 

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Etta Cohen, Keith Warner and Sue Sherman

 

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Jenny and Rik Sherman

 

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Marcus and Vikki Lee with Lisa and Jamie Lee.

 

All photos: Lisa Lees