Supporters raise over £11k running Marathon

25 Apr 2016

Five Jewish Care supporters raised over £11k this year for Jewish Care running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016.

Runners included three friends closely connected with Jewish Care’s Redbridge Jewish Community Centre (RJCC), a Jewish Care staff member and one runner who flew in from Tel Aviv to take part to support the charity.

The three friends who have had a long time involvement in the RJCC running are Liam Stein from Pinner, Adam Goldman and Josh Wynne from Chigwell. Josh, who works in Medical Recruitment is clearly great at recruiting supporters and has inspired his cousin Adam to run along with Liam. They all grew up attending the RJCC and the MIKE leadership training programme, becoming leaders at the Centre together.

Josh, wrote to Her Majesty The Queen to ask for royal sponsorship and got a very polite reply wishing him the best of luck and expressing her majesty’s support for him in choosing to run to support the Jewish community. He is just as passionate about his training and fundraising, as he is about supporting the charity and has raised over £3,200 so far for Jewish Care.

Josh said,

“I am running the London Marathon for Jewish Care in 2016 and want to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity. I have been volunteering and working with Jewish Care for over 8 years at Jewish Care’s Redbridge Community Centre (RJCC) working with young people as part of the MIKE leadership programme and also volunteer in Jewish Care homes too.”

It was Josh’s first Marathon run. After the event he commented;

“The atmosphere on the day was absolutely fantastic. Canary Wharf was a personal favourite I felt like I flew round there with the crowds but also come out the tunnel and along the Embankment and also crossing Tower Bridge”.

Liam has also been involved with Jewish Care for many years and says,

“Having grown up spending a large portion of my childhood at Jewish Care's Redbridge Jewish Community Centre I saw firsthand the tireless work they do for families and the entire Jewish community. My family were involved in the centre for many years. My late grandma, Loretta Karbaron was a volunteer for many years running a discussion group at the RJCC and was also a bereavement councillor.  I want to raise money to help Jewish Care continue to fund similar projects across London and the South East.”

Jewish Care is also close to Adam ’s heart:

” I volunteered for Jewish Care for three years and also saw what a wonderful job they do for the community, both young and old. I also currently play for their football team. 

“Everyone associated with the charity has one common goal of helping people, and I see that help with Jewish Care being a valuable support to my grandparents. This charity is very close to my heart, so I’m hoping to raise as much as I can running the marathon to support Jewish Care.”

Meanwhile, Yoni Amias, who has recently made Aliyah, travelled from Tel Aviv to run the marathon as part of team Jewish Care. Pawel Moczulewski, a Jewish Care member of staff from Chigwell, is closer to home. Pawel is based in the Living Well team at Jewish Care’s Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet. He works closely with residents of the three residential homes at the centre to support them to stay engaged and lead meaningful lives and sees everyday how vital the funds raised by supporters are for the services to continue to touch the lives of 10,000 people in the community.

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