Menorah Runners for local Essex Jewish Schools

28 Nov 2018

Members of the local Essex Jewish community will be taking part in the Menorah Run on the first day of Chanukah, Sunday 2 December, by running 10k to 21k to help raise money for three local Jewish schools. Now in its 2nd year and growing, the Menorah Run, supported by Jewish Care, will take in all six local menorahs and all three local Jewish schools that are being fundraised for by runners, en route.

Offsetting calories from Chanukah donuts, the half marathon runners will start in Epping, meeting 10k runners at the Chigwell Menorah before finishing together in Barkingside at King Solomon High School and Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School where family and friends will be there to cheer them across the finish line.

Matt Martin, who has organised the run again this year, said, "The Menorah Run is open to all abilities and ages, it is a communal event which demonstrates solidarity and togetherness in raising much needed funds for Wohl IJPS, Clore Tikva and King Solomon High School. I am delighted to help facilitate this cross-community event supporting Jewish education in Essex and have been blown away by the support and good wishes from across the area."

Ellisa Estrin, Director of Marketing & Communications at Jewish Care added, "Jewish Care are really excited to show our support to three wonderful Jewish schools in Essex through our partnership with Menorah Run. We hope it inspires as many people as possible to show their support and to help raise much needed funds.”

To donate to the Menorah Run visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/menorahrun