As one of the oldest Jewish children's charities in this country, we are truly dedicated to providing the opportunity for all Jewish children to have the chance of a summer break, whatever their personal or family circumstances.

It is our mission to help needy and underprivileged Jewish children have a holiday each summer. It is often the case that those children who would most benefit from having a holiday or respite break are those whose family circumstances mean that they cannot afford one.

With your help, we have once again helped many organisations across the entire Jewish spectrum provide summer holidays to children who would otherwise not be able to attend for financial reasons.

The credit crunch and the increasing financial pressure being suffered by many families has meant that we are facing a heavy burden in trying to provide the additional funds needed to provide holidays.

Experience has shown that a holiday can benefit the family just as much as it benefits the child, giving both a respite from the long school holidays at home. This year, we were pleased to be able to provide even more funding for children with disabilities, to give them a holiday and their family a break. However, we need your continued support to be able to expand our donations in this area.

Ian Donoff