North­ern wel­fare chair leaves on a high

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JONATHAN KALMUS

MANCH­ESTER JEWISH Com­mu­nity Care chair­man Brian White has stepped down af­ter 20 years.

He has held vir­tu­ally ev­ery ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tion with the or­gan­i­sa­tion, which runs the Nicky Al­liance Day Care Cen­tre.

Given that Mr White is a se­nior tax part­ner at Deloitte’s Manch­ester of­fice, it is ironic that he has never been the MJCC trea­surer.

Ad­dress­ing the char­ity’s an­nual meet­ing, he spoke of the high day cen­tre at­ten­dance and vol­un­teer ac­tiv­ity, plus the pro­vi­sion of 8,000 meals-onwheels and 1,000 dig­ni­fied bathing ses­sions to frail and el­derly com­mu­nity mem­bers.

“Life is about show­ing that you care,” Mr White said.

“It’s about putting some­thing back into so­ci­ety, it’s about vol­un­teer­ing, and it’s about giv­ing with­out the ex­pec­ta­tion to be thanked in re­turn.”

MJCC chief ex­ec­u­tive Michelle Wise­man said Mr White had “worked tire­lessly for the or­gan­i­sa­tion and will con­tinue to be in­volved.

“Un­der his lead­er­ship we have mod­ernised the build­ing, which is very much to his credit. He’s been an in­cred­i­ble sup­port.”

For­mer MJCC trea­surer Ron­nie Levene is the new chair­man.

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