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JCD distributes £85,000

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-03-14

Helping hands

Helping hands

Jewish children's charity JCD has given out £85,000 to support various projects in Israel, the UK and Eastern Europe.

The charity, previously known as Jewish Child's Day gave £5,000 to support Delamere Forest School in Cheshire for its expansion, £6,000 to Bikur Cholim Hospital in Israel to buy paediatric beds and also gave £5,000 for funding summer camps in the Ukraine.

"I am delighted that we have handed over so much money here in the UK as well continuing our support for Israel," said JCD executive director Daniel Burger. "Additionally, we have been able to allocate funding for a very worthwhile cause in the Ukraine, showing our continued commitment to children in Eastern Europe.”

Other projects supported include help for extra-curricular activities for children from low-income families at Simon Marks Jewish Primary School in north London and money towards summer holiday coach trips for Aguda in Manchester.