Joseph New­man

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

THIS TIME last year he did not have the strength to pick up a spoon, but to­day Hamp­stead vet­eran Joseph New­man has a big fight on his hands.

The 85-year-old, who suf­fers from a mus­cle-weak­en­ing dis­ease, is lead­ing a na­tional cam­paign to raise money for el­derly care.

Mr New­man, a res­i­dent of Jewish Care’s Kay Court in North Lon­don, was asked to lead the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s cam­paign, which was ini­tially a Chanukah ap­peal. Mr New­man tells Peo­ple: “We are con­tin­u­ing the ap­peal to try and raise as much money as pos­si­ble.

“I moved into the home a year ago and if there is one thing I have achieved whilst be­ing here, it is try­ing to make the lives of oth­ers worth­while.”

He adds: “My faith has been re­newed and I am re­ally en­joy­ing all the Jewish cus­toms — it is amaz­ing how it all comes flood­ing back.”

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