Jewish employment charity raises £1million

Work Avenue raised more than £1million in 36 hours to support its work transforming the lives of members of the community who are unemployed, struggling with their career or experiencing issues with their business.

Its Charity Extra campaign was backed by an incredible 2,583 donors and far exceeded an initial target of £750,000.

Donations ranged from £5 to £30,000, as the whole community came together in a show of support.

The money will be used so that Work Avenue can continue to provide information, advice, guidance, courses and one-to-one support – helping more than 3,500 people each year find jobs, change careers and start thriving businesses.

Work Avenue CEO Debbie Lebrett said: “The response to this campaign was overwhelming and we are so grateful for all of the generous donations.

“We were not just blown away by the amount raised, but by the sheer number of people who chose to support us and all the amazing messages they left.

“We are proud that our work changes lives and helps people earn a living with dignity. Now, thanks to the support of the community, we will be able to help even more people over the next year.”

The campaign is still open on the Charity Extra website. Donations can be made via



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