As families come together to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, it is a poignant reminder that not everyone will be rejoicing in the same way.
For children with cancer and other serious illnesses, this time will be spent in hospital, bravely facing vital surgeries and treatments. It is during these challenging moments that we realise there is no present quite as precious as the gift of time.
In the last year, Jewish Child’s Day has awarded grants to five organisations in the UK and in Israel, thereby providing support to almost 1,000 families who find themselves in this tragic situation. The funds have allowed these organisations to make a difference to families through the refurbishment of 20 family accommodation units inside or close to Israel’s biggest hospitals. Additionally, grants have gone towards complementary therapies, food packages and treats including day trips, toys, activity packs, laptops, TVs
Being able to stay near a sick child, removing the stress of preparing meals for siblings and planning fun experiences are not just material gifts. Rather, they afford affected families with more quality time to spend together, supporting each other during the most harrowing of days.
Please click here to support Jewish Child’s Day this Rosh Hashanah so together we can help more children like Eliav and his family.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year, and well over the fast.