Sunday 12 March, 10:00-12:30
Come in fancy dress costume and run or walk one of the Alyth circuits in aid of our four great causes – Manna, JCORE, Young Minds and The Bike Project.
10:00 Face painting and costume enhancement
10:15 Full Megillah Reading with Rabbi Josh
Family Megillah Reading with our Youth and Education Hub
Shushan Den for under 6s with Chloe and Cindy, our Early Years team
11:15 The runs and walks set off with your choice between 1, 2 or 5 kilometres
11:30 Shushan Palace opens for a carnival of fun with the fabulous Circus Sensible,
Hamentaschen and spoon competitions, Vashti’s hair salon and much more.
12:30 We finish!
Please join us on this charity run/walk to raise money for: Manna, JCORE, Young Minds and The Bike Project (more information can be seen overleaf), then please send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a ‘runners pack’ well in advance of the day.
Click on the “Donate” button if you would like to make a donation without taking part in the sponsored run/walk.
As well as their main work of feeding Israel’s hungry irrespective of their background, Meir Panim have set up Building Blocks, a Youth Programme in Lod. In Israel today, 15% of the youth (350,000) are considered to be “at-risk”, 60% of young adults do not enter college after military service, and a high percentage of them are unemployed or in low-skilled jobs. With the Lod municipality, and the Finance Ministry, they now have a unique nine month programme aimed at training and rehabilitating detached young people who receive scholarships to Atid College in Tel Aviv. 20 youths from the city of Lod are taking part in this programme, 50% of them are Jewish and 50% are either Muslim and Christian.
JCORE – The Jewish Council for Racial Equality
JCORE provides a Jewish voice on race, equality and refugee issues. This year they are seeking funding to cover their JUMP project. Inspired by the Kindertransport, this project has been running for eight years and has made a real difference to the lives of young asylum seekers. The programme matches trained, adult Jewish volunteer befrienders with vulnerable unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking young people who are in the UK without their parents. The number of such young people in the UK has increased as a result of the current ‘refugee crisis and there are many more still waiting to come here. With a waiting list of both befrienders and young people, JCORE can only accommodate them all safely if they increase the number of staff hours dedicated to this project.
The Bike Project
The Bike Project collects and refurbishes second hand bikes, and donates them to refugee and asylum-seeking adults and children in London. Every year, 13,500 asylum seekers flee to London, and over the same time period 27,500 bikes are abandoned. By donating these bikes to refugees, The Bike Project provides them with an affordable, healthy and sustainable means to be able to create a life for themselves through accessing resources such as education, English lessons and psychological support. The Bike Project urgently needs to make a step change in the number of refugees they are able to help each year. In 2017 they want to increase the number of refugees they help from 1,000 to 1,300.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. They campaign, research and influence policy and practice. They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications. They are reliant on donations and fundraising to help ensure young people are getting the support they need and parents and professionals are informed about the issues that affect young people.