Nor­wood is in ‘dis­tress’ to the tune of £2 mil­lion

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

Romesh Ran­ganathan is sit­ting pretty in the com­pany of some of Nor­wood’s din­ner guests at the Savoy

THE £275,000 pro­ceeds from Nor­wood’s tenth dis­tressed in­vest­ing din­ner took the to­tal raised since the event’s in­cep­tion be­yond the £2 mil­lion mark.

“We started with a small event and each year it’s grown,” said din­ner com­mit­tee mem­ber Neville Kahn. “It’s a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and I’m de­light- ed that the in­dus­try has raised so much for such a worth­while cause.”

This year’s event was held at the Savoy and at­tended by more than 250 sup­port­ers. Mock The Week and QI reg­u­lar Romesh Ran­ganathan pro­vided the com­edy, and the ap­peal was de­liv­ered by Wayne Cho­dosh, whose autis­tic son, Jake, has been sup­ported by Nor­wood.

He later ex­plained that his son was di­ag­nosed with autism at the age of four. “We were told he was go­ing to have no lan­guage and very lim­ited un­der­stand­ing for the rest of his life. At the age of 21, Jake is liv­ing in­de­pen­dently, and that is thanks to Nor­wood. Nor­wood are re­spon­si­ble and for that we will be for­ever grate­ful.”

PHOTO: SHARON GREEN

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