John Bloom letter to shul members with final accounts
6th May 2002
At last I am in a position to confirm that the final accounts have been approved by the Charity Commissioners and that the current registration as a charity was cancelled as from 10th April 2002. As promised I enclose a summary of the accounts, showing a realisation of the assets and the agreed charitable payments.
When I wrote to you last August I gave you the names and telephone numbers of Messrs Lewis and Sterrie of the Newcastle Chevra Kadisha. I omitted to give the name and address of the secretary of the Representative Council of North East Jewry to whom draft wording on tombstones should be submitted. He is David Gold 1/2 Lansdowne Terrace East, Gosforth, NE3 1HL; tel no 0191 246 4000.
In addition you may like to have the names and addresses of the local undertakers and monumental masons which are as follows;
Relphs Undertakers, 43 Kings Road, North Ormesby; tel no 01642 246925 or 457113
Lords Monumental Works, St Barnabas Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS5 6BA; tel no 01642 817303.
When I last wrote I had suggested that you should regard me as your first point of contact. Unfortunately this will no longer be possible as I have been quite ill since September. It seems unlikely that there will be any immediate improvement.
Finally can I remind you that the consecration of Lionel Simon’s tombstone will take place at Middlesbrough Cemetery on 16th June 2002 at 2.00pm.
THE MIDDLESBROUGH HEBREW CONGREGATION
SUMMARY OF CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTIONS (£)
FOR THE PERIOD 1 OCTOBER 1998 TO 15 FEBRUARY 2002
Representative Council of North East Jewry (re Cemeteries)
The Centre for Advanced Rabbinics (Sunderland Kollel)
Philip Cussins House
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board
Delamere Forest School
Youth Aliyah - Child Rescue
Cleveland Community Foundation
Jewish Childrens Holidays Fund
Teesside Hospice Care Foundation
Gateshead Jewish Boarding School
Ajex Charitable Trust
Anne Frank Educational Trust
North East Jewish Community Services
Friends of Magen Dovid Adom in Great Britain