Booba’s not happy — she wants to see you more often
WE ARE not getting enough time with Booba and Zeida, according to new research.
A survey commissioned by World Jewish Relief has shown that a third of adult Jews see their grandparents four times a year or less.
Fewer than one in 10 grandchildren are happy with that arrangement, while one in five grandparents would like to see their grandchildren more.
However, the survey, commissioned by the charity for UK Grandparents Day on October 4, did show that Jewish grandparents and grandchildren see each other more often than non-Jews.
Jewish grandparents in the capital are more likely to see their grandchildren regularly than those in Manchester, with 77 per cent of Londoners meeting up with their grandchildren on at least a fortnightly basis compared to 64 per cent of Mancunians.
The survey, conducted in July by Survation, revealed that 92 per cent of Jew- ish grandparents would like at least fortnightly meetings, when in reality only 70 per cent receive this.
Researchers questioned 1,023 Jews and 1,390 members of the general public.
WJR will run events across the country to mark Grandparents Day, with more than a dozen Jewish schools and communities from Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and London holding activities such as succah-decorating sessions and a tea party for seniors.
The charity’s chief executive, Paul Anticoni, said: “Everyone can make a small difference themselves, so we encourage people to take time out of their busy lives to do so.”