A JVN business BreakfastMonday 21 May 2012
On May 21st the JVN Business Breakfast was held at the offices of Macintyre Hudson in the city
The 100 strong audiences, largely made up of city high flyers, listened attentively to Lord Feldman Chairman of the Conservative party in conversation with Sir Victor Blank.
Lord Feldman explained that the Big Society, pioneered by David Cameron, was not a new idea, rather a re-packaging of longstanding principles, many of which were rooted in Jewish principles of Tzedakah. He explained that the core idea was about the individual taking responsibility and asking what he can do for others and not just what the state can do for him.
There was much resonance to Rabbi Hillel's teaching's which are at the heart of the JVN philosophy 'If I am not for myself, who will be for me and if I am only for myself, what am I?'
He talked about the contribution corporates can make to the Big Society with their financial support best augmented by enabling their employees to give time to meaningful causes.
The breakfast was a huge success and valuable funds were raised for JVN's future campaign programme.