Together supports Manchester Jewish Community with £30k Donation
30th March 2023, 1:29 pm
Specialist lender Together has provided a donation of £30,000 to Manchester charity The Fed.
The funds provided by the Cheadle-based financial services company will pay for a full time Volunteer Coordinator, and help with the ongoing support and running of the charity.
Each month thousands of Jewish people receive support, guidance and advice for conditions that include mental illness, suicidal thoughts, domestic abuse and violence, sexual abuse of children, loneliness, self-harm, neglect, and poverty.
The Fed’s Community Services team, helps just under 1,600 – a staggering one in seven – Jewish homes across Greater Manchester and over 6,500 people every year across the city region.
The Fed also supports many families with young children who are disabled – either physically or mentally – suffer from conditions such as autism, have significant learning and behavioural disabilities or suffer from acute poverty.
Over 550 community volunteers, coordinated by The Fed, help look after these vulnerable people. The charity also operates Heathlands Village Care Home, which is the largest Jewish care home in Manchester.
Kevin Fisher, Group People Director said: “We are really pleased to be able support The Fed, a charity that supports all ages within our local community. As a Manchester born-and-bred company, we are passionate about helping those in the locality who need it – inclusive of all faiths, beliefs and backgrounds.
“Targeting our donation to support a full time Fed Volunteer Coordinator enables Together to help 200 households every month, along with 200 volunteers. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to supporting communities as part of our Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives.”
Raphi Bloom, Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at The Fed said: “The support required in the community is never ending and if you layer on any external factors, for example as we are seeing now with the Cost of Living Crisis, then the need for help is hugely magnified.
“We are grateful for the support that Together has provided and which will enable us to deploy much needed extra support at the very heart of the community.”
In addition, Together will be hosting a day at their office for colleagues to learn more about the charity, the support it provides and sample traditional Jewish food.
For more information on Together, visit: www.togethermoney.com
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