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Seeding new group

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-03-11



A new women's group to support the work of World Jewish Relief (WJR) has helped to raise more than £40,000 for the elderly in eastern Europe.

Pomegranate held a lunch event in Knightsbridge, London with guest speaker Dame Stephanie Shirley.

Dame Stephanie spoke in front of an audience of 150 women between their late 20s and late 40s of how she arrived as a five-year-old refugee from Austria and built up her FI Group technology company and is now actively involved in helping and supporting various causes.

“I needed to make sure that the life that was saved was worth saving so I try to make sure that I add value and that I give something back to the country that took me in," she said.

Aliza Blachman O’Keeffe, who heads up Pomegranate added:

"Many groups are focused on one niche such as mothers at home, or women in the City, but Pomegranate is more inclusive and broadly-based, bringing together enterprising women with a diverse range of life and career experiences who passionately want to make a significant impact on WJR’s activities".

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