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200 mark 75th anniversary

by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2007-03-20

Sir Trevor McDonald

Sir Trevor McDonald

Over 200 people attended a special dinner to mark the 75th anniversary of north west London's Jewish Museum in which guests were encouraged to support its vital work in turning it into one of the best Jewish museums in the world.

The museum, which recently came under patronage of Prince Charles, hosted its dinner at Mansion House in the City of London in which legendary news anchor Sir Trevor McDonald gave a speech in which he talked about the war on Terror and journalism being vital in a democratic society.

Co-chairs Lady Wendy Levene and Ruth Levy, spoke of the importance of support from members of the Jewish community and others interested in its work of promoting Jewish culture.

"We receive no funding from any local or government source and rely on the generosity of community and business leaders to maintain the sustainability of the Museum," they said.

They also spoke of the Royal involvement with the Museum.

"We are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of our Jewish Museum and are proud that the Prince of Wales has agreed to be our patron for this memorable year. We are looking forward to creating a world class museum for a world class city."