by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-04-28
The Employment Resource Centre, an organisation that has helped more than 7000 unemployed members of the Jewish community get back into work, has raised £3000 at a quiz evening to support its work.
At the ERC's annual fundraising quiz, which was themed around the 20th century, saw 200 quiz addicts attend Finchley Reform Synagogue in north west London and enjoy a fish and chip supper.
A raffle with prizes on offer including a spa day for two, flights and signed DVDs also helped raise money for the night.
"The number of clients accessing the ERCs services is 40% higher than last year almost certainly due to the results of a downturn in the economy," said ERC Executive Member Alan Sanders. "Over the coming months, the demands on our services will almost certainly grow, which is why the communitys support is vital".
Trisha Ward, chairman of the ERC added: "As the demand for our services grow we are reaching out to the community to help in whatever way they can whether that be by becoming a volunteer mentor, networking with potential employers or providing fundraising support."