Cameron took time off from EU referendum campaign to meet Milly, 99, at Jewish Care
- Credit: Jewish Care
The Prime Minister took time off just days before the EU Referendum to meet a pensioner in London’s East End who has just turned 99.
Milly Finger, a member of Jewish Care’s Stepney Community Centre, met David Cameron who took a break from his hectic campaign schedule to address the charity’s annual dinner.
He crouched down to talk to Milly before delivering his speech who told him how she didn’t know what she would do without Jewish Care.
Milly, who lives above Stepney’s Watney Market, had a daughter who died some years ago. All she has left from her family is a niece and nephew who do not live in the area.
The Stepney day centre is her ‘family’, she told him, relying on its mini bus to collect her and take her home afterwards.
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Mr Cameron mentioned meeting “the incredible Milly” in his speech.
“She is 99 and a complete inspiration,” he said. “She tells you why Jewish Care is so special, because she wouldn’t see anyone or have anywhere to go without being collected by the mini bus and taken to the Stepney Green centre.
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“But with the centre she has a life, has friends, a place to shop, a place to get her hair done. She has a family again.”
The evening was brought to a close by former X Factor winner Leona Lewis, born and raised in east London, who donated her time to perform at the charity dinner.