Jewish Care on track for the marathon.

19 Apr 2017

This year, to mark his 20th year of working for Jewish Care, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Daniel
Carmel-Brown will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon.  

Daniel says, “I am dedicating this experience to the 1400 colleagues and 3000 volunteers who work tirelessly to support the Jewish community of London and the South East. Like most families, mine too has been touched by Jewish Care for decades, and the charity did, until January, continue to play an important role in the life of my one remaining grandparent.

Sadly, my grandma, Lily Ezekiel passed away early in the new year but I witnessed the incredible care given by such dedicated colleagues. People from over 70 nations supporting one community - in a world of division, this is such a special and uniting force.”

Jewish Care is also close to the heart of 27 year old, Josh Domb, who is running for the charity this year: “When my grandma, Diane, went to live at Jewish Care’s Otto Schiff home last year, I was very keen to find a way to show my appreciation for everything that the team at Jewish Care has done for her. I’d always thought about running a marathon and this was a great opportunity to do it for an excellent charity, whose work has benefited my whole family.

“I’ve been on brilliant training runs from Richmond across London and have also used some of my holiday time to get in some training abroad. The opportunity to raise money for such a great cause has really kept me going!

Matt Blom, 26 who lives in Mill Hill, and is a Producer at Talk Radio, “I'm running for Jewish Care because I've seen some of the great work that they do and also because they will probably help at least one person in every family at some point. I'm excited for the day, I'm just looking to finish and enjoy the atmosphere. I'm sure I will go through every emotion possible on the day and at the end feel a huge sense of achievement and relief.”

Yael Kohn, lives in Ranana and is travelling from Israel to run for Jewish Care.  

Last Sunday, Marcus Coatsworth, 31, ran the 26.2 miles in the Brighton Marathon, renowned for its buzzing atmosphere the course winds through the city streets, finishing up on the seafront.  Marcus, the organisation’s Digital Marketing Manager, who began working at Jewish Care in December 2016, will be visiting residents at the organisation’s Hyman Fine Home in Brighton.

Marcus says, “I've always wanted to run a marathon ever since I helped to give out water at the London Marathon as a kid. I promised myself that I would stop finding excuses when I got to 30. Since I began working at Jewish Care I have been touched by the incredible work the charity do and visiting the residents at Jewish Care’s Hyman Fine home in Brighton the day before the event and listening to their stories from the past really helped to give me the strength to get through the marathon, even whilst my legs were cramping early on, it honestly helped knowing that the money I was raising would help people like Lionel and Pearl and the other older people like them.

“At the finish I felt a mixture of emotions as I crossed the finish line but more than anything I felt proud. I am incredibly proud to say that I've now completed a marathon, no one can ever take that away!

If you would like to take on a challenge, whether it’s pounding the streets, climbing up mountains or cycling across the city, there are events for people of all ages and fitness levels to help raise money for Jewish Care.

No challenge is too big or small, taking on a 10k, half marathon, marathon or bike rides are a great way to get fitter whilst supporting your favourite charity. Jewish Care will support you all the way to the finish line with a dedicated member of the team to help you with your fundraising and training to get you ready for the challenge. To find out more about taking part in a challenge event for Jewish Care, please contact the Events Team on 020 8922 2834 or email events@jcare.org