The Jewish Chronicle
£560k steadies Paperweight
THE PAPERWEIGHT charity has raised £560,000 from its 36-hour appeal, way beyond its original target.
Almost 4,000 people contributed to the matched fundraising drive, which featured an online performance by Israeli-American comedian Modi.
The ten-year-old charity’s team of advisers support vulnerable clients in London, Manchester and Gateshead who find themselves overwhelmed by paperwork, logistics and legalities resulting from life-changing situations such as bereavement, divorce and unemployment.
Demand for its services has tripled since the start of the pandemic.
CEO Bayla Perrin said the proceeds from the fundraiser would enable the charity to better respond to the “massive demand” and assist the launch of fresh projects including a law clinic and a post-bereavement support service.
“The impact of the pandemic will be long-lasting. But thanks to this incredible support, we now have the means to respond to the growing calls on our services.
“We will also be able to accelerate the implementation of new initiatives that will provide additional relief and protection to our community’s most vulnerable individuals and families.”