Debbie Moore with the Local Angels for Jewish Care

by Emma Robinson
Debbie Moore with the Local Angels for Jewish Care

Debbie Moore was invited as a guest speaker at a lunch in support of Jewish Care.

180 women enjoyed a high-energy lunch with Debbie, founder of Pineapple Dance Studios and the first woman to float a company on the London Stock Exchange.

The lunch, held on Wednesday, at the Marriott Hotel Waltham Abbey, raised over £18,000 to help support local services, for people age 3 to 103+, provided by Jewish Care in Redbridge.

Chair of Local Angels Committee, Gayle Klein told guests, “I’d like to thank Debbie Moore OBE for talking to us today and sharing her inspirational story with us, and for supporting Jewish Care and also thank the Committee for their hard work and all of our guests for their generosity and support which makes us so proud of everyone at the Local Angels events.

Speaking after the lunch, Debbie said, “It’s a real pleasure to be here today to speak at the Local Angels, it really feels like one big family. I’m pleased to support them to raise funds for Jewish Care who provide fantastic care for older people in the community and residential homes. I understand how important good care is having cared for my daughter and for my mother as she got older, and also how vital that support is for carers.

“Health is so important for us all and it’s good to know that Jewish Care are engaging older people in meaningful activities including dance and exercise at their community centres and homes. I feel passionate about the many positive benefits of dance and exercise, preventing many health problems, helping us to connect with others, feel good and generally improve well being and health and the wonderful thing is that there’s something for everyone and for all ages.”

Jewish Care is the largest health and social care charity for the UK’s Jewish community, caring directly for over 7,000 people every week. The organisation provides a wide range of services for older people, people with disabilities, mental health needs, visual impairment, as well as Holocaust survivors and refugees. Jewish Care also offers support and guidance to families, carers and the bereaved, as well as programmes for children and young people.