The annual Nicky Alliance Centre Telethon has raised over £18,000 towards the running cost of the important facility for senior members of our community. Despite the soaring temperatures, over 30 volunteers gave up their spare time to man the phones at Brown Shipley, encouraging donors to support the appeal. Shelley Blackston, Fundraising Executive at... View Article
A group of volunteer helpers have raised over £770 for the Nicky Alliance Centre by helping people with their bag packing at Morrisons supermarket in Whitefield. Shelley Blackston, fundraising executive at The Nicky, said: “The ladies who volunteered to help us worked relentlessly in shifts throughout the whole day to raise this significant amount... View Article
The Nicky honours past benefactors Founders of the Jewish Blind Society, which evolved into The Nicky Alliance Centre were reunited at a ceremony held to unveil refurbished portraits The portraits, (painting and photographs) have hung on the staircase of the building for many years but had faded and suffered the ravages of time. On... View Article
Palace invite for Shelley Nicky Alliance Centre fundraising executive, Shelley Blackston was recognised for her work at The Nicky and for other community organisations with an invitation to one of this year’s Queen’s Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace. Shelley has worked relentlessly for Leukas-Aid, The Jewish Theatre Company and South Manchester Lubavitch. She said:... View Article
Nicky Alliance Centre member, Isaac Harris, has been awarded a High Sheriff’s Certificate at the age of 102.
This year’s annual charity bridge event for the Gerald Verber Trophy was a sellout, despite the difficult traffic conditions for those travelling from South Manchester to Whitefield Golf Club. Manchester Jewish Community Care once again benefitted from the efforts of Tracy Capal and Wendy Verber to the tune of nearly £2000.
A former IDF operations officer, Rami Sherman, who played an important part in the Entebbe raid dropped into the Nicky Alliance Centre to meet the man who broke the story for the Sunday People.
Over 150 members of The Nicky Alliance Centre, joined by volunteers and staff, enjoyed two model Seder services conducted over two days by Rabbi Jonathan Guttentag of the Whitefield Hebrew Congregation and the Centre’s chaplain and The Heaton Park Synagogue’s Rabbi Daniel Walker.
Children of Ruach House at King David Primary School have raised nearly £500 for The Nicky Alliance Centre. Among the fundraising activities the youngsters bought biscuits, icing sugar and sweets and members of the school paid 50p each to decorate their own biscuits. “It proved to be a very popular activity,” said teacher, Mandy Gruber.
It’s considered an honour when a communal organisation has a visit from the High Sherriff and even more so when it’s a second visit at the High Sheriff’s very own request. When a High Sherriff from a neighbouring county joins the party too it can be said that the organisation is really held in high esteem.