Young Jewish Child’s Day supporter Jacob Boyden is participating in a triathlon on May 12th. He is raising money to help kids with disabilities to participate in sports. Jacob said, “I love sport and hope to give other kids the chance to have as much fun.” All kinds of sporting activities are hugely rewarding for kids with physical and emotional difficulties and positively contribute to their physical, social, intellectual and emotional development – helping them to build strength, confidence and self-esteem. The message kids take away from these activities is: I CAN! – I can participate, I can contribute, I can achieve.
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Photo: One of the children who benefits from swimming sessions
We recently received these fantastic photos from one of our projects in Israel, Kehillat Netzach. Terri Davis, Overseas Coordinator for the project writes, “Can you please pass these photos on to everyone responsible for the donation you transferred to us for the Music Activity for our Afternoon Day Care Center at Kehillat Netzach, Ashkelon. The four to six year old children are enjoying the music class. The music teacher is a real professional and tries to connect the different music and class with different instruments and connects it with the Holidays.” Click here to read about the work of Kehillat Netzach.
We were delighted to received this photo of the new Phillips MP40 Monitor that Jewish Child’s Day funding provided for the Pediatric Department of Emek Medical Centre in Afula, Israel. The pediatric department cares for critically ill children and those undergoing surgery. As case loads increase more monitors are needed to to ensure that vital observations of young patient are maintained. The new equipment will monitor the vital signs of severely ill children in the Pain Clinic. Larry Rich, Director of Development, said, “Once again, we salute the philanthropy and generous hearts of the Jewish Child’s Day donors. Thank you!”donors.
Prince Charles has presented Jewish Child’s Day Chairman, Joy Moss with an MBE at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The honour recognises almost five decades of services to charitable giving, the last thirty of which have been dedicated to Jewish Child’s Day.
Joy’s charitable career began in the 1960’s when she became a founder member and Chairman of the Desert Dons, raising funds for David Ben Gurion’s university in the Negev. She joined the National Council of Jewish Child’s Day in the mid-1970′s, and has worked tirelessly for the charity ever since.
When asked what her award meant to her Joy replied, “I am very excited to receive this Honour and thrilled at the recognition it gives to Jewish Child’s Day especially as we have just celebrated our 65th Anniversary. I have been involved with the charity for over 30 years and during this time we have helped countless children around the world and we hope to continue doing so for as long as we are needed”
250 wonderful guests attended the Jewish Child’s Day annual Gala Dinner on Tuesday 12 February 2013 at The Marriott Hotel, Regent’s Park. We were very proud to have UK Olympian Sally Gunnell and Israeli Paralympian Boaz Kramer regale us with stories from their Olympic medal winning adventures! Some lucky guests even got to wear Sally’s gold medal from the Barcelona Games. The evening raised a record total of £125,000 which will help us continue to support a wide variety of projects which help children in need, including projects that offer sports activities to disadvantaged and disabled children.
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Meet 8-year-old Eloise. Most 8-year -old girls are busy growing their hair because they want to be princesses, but Eloise has been growing hers for the past year in order to donate it to a charity that makes wigs for child cancer sufferers.And if that isn’t wonderful enough – Eloise is asked for sponsorship too and has donated all the proceeds to Jewish Child’s Day.
Eloise has raised over £1600, fabulous job Eloise and your new doo looks BEAUTIFUL!