TV presenter, restaurateur and author Prue Leith was the guest speaker at a lunch organised by Jewish Care’s Options Committee and sponsored by Maxwell Williams.
The event held at Jewish Care’s Betty and Asher Loftus Centre and catered by the in-house team was judged by Prue to be; “the best charity lunch I have eaten”.
Before joining the 150 guests for the lunch Prue Leith was taken on a tour of Kun Mor and George Kiss Home, one of the three residential homes located at the centre. She met and chatted to residents and stopped by to talk to pupils from the local Eden Primary School who were making biscuits alongside residents.
Speaking at the lunch she said “I am so pleased to be here. As I get older I visit more care homes, this one is a delight. It is well run and friendly, I can tell you. I would be happy to be here”.
Prue entertained the 150 guests with stories of her early days as a private caterer to restaurateur, novelist and more recently as a Bake-Off Judge.
The event raised £8,000, some of which will be used to buy specialist equipment for a new fitness facility for residents at the Betty and Asher Loftus Centre.
Speaking after the event, Vice Chair of Jewish Care, Debbie Fox commented; “We were honoured to have Prue Leith here to talk to us. A huge thank you to her for her time and open, honest and entertaining talk. The Options Committee is one of Jewish Care’s longest serving fundraising committees, they work tirelessly to raise vital funds to support our services and I would like to thank them for all their work and congratulate them on a very successful event.”