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School helps hospital

by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2007-06-13

King David pupils at Alyn

King David pupils at Alyn

A delegation of 100 pupils and teachers from Manchester's King David High School together with children's charity JCD visited Israel to personally deliver a £2,500 cheque to support Alyn Orthopaedic Hospital in Jerusalem.

The money will go towards the £10,000 a year running costs of an animal-assisted therapy project at the hospital.

"We were delighted to welcome JCD and the wonderful children of King David High," said Alyn spokeswoman Brenda Hirsch. "All of us here at Alyn most certainly enjoyed having these wonderfully caring and concerned youngsters who so admirably want to help improve the quality of life of children and teenagers less fortunate than themselves."

JCD executive director Daniel Burger said: "It was very exciting for JCD to be able to give the children the opportunity to see a JCD project at first hand. This year our link with King David High is a pilot scheme but we hope to be able to roll it out to more Jewish high schools in other parts of the country."