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Foundation gives £10m for new Jewish Care campus in London

Foundation gives £10m for new Jewish Care campus in London

News (UK)

A £10m donation from the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation has brought health and social care charity Jewish Care to within £3m of the £44m target it needs to complete its care ‘campus’ in Golders Green, London, which will provide residential care and support services to the Jewish community.

Jewish Care plans to raise the remaining £3m from the Jewish community. The campus, totalling 160,000 sq. ft. is due to open in the summer of 2010. It will allow the charity to offer a wide range of integrated care and support services to members of the Jewish community.

Professor David Latchman, Maurice’s nephew and trustee of the foundation, said, “We are delighted to be able to support Jewish Care’s work in such a substantive way. It is a most appropriate memorial to Maurice and Vivienne, whose greatest pleasure was helping others in need. The campus will be a fitting legacy to 40 shared years of extraordinary generosity.”

“We chose to use the proceeds [from the sale] of their substantial art collection to fund this exceptional gift as we were both excited and impressed by Jewish Care’s vision and plans to support the health and social care needs of the community, now and in the future”, Latchman continued.

The late Maurice and Vivienne Wohl donated funds to support and improve services in the Jewish community both in the UK and abroad, and contributed to other Jewish Care services in their lifetime.

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