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Boy gives his birthday presents to JDC

Last updated: 2003-09-07

An 11-year-old boy from St John's Wood celebrated his birthday by giving all his presents to Jewish Child's Day - for the second successive year.The boy, who wishes to remain anonymous, told friends invited to his party that he wanted any gifts to go to Jewish children in need.

Last week, the boy's presents, about 15 toys and games worth around £300, were handed over to the Manchester Jewish Federation, where they will be used in the Jewish Child's Day toy library.

At the same time, a further six cartons of toys, also given by an anonymous donor, were handed over to the library, which is partly funded by the JCD.

The boy's mother said: "I am delighted that for the second year my son is giving away his presents to children who are less fortunate than he is."Peter Shaw, executive director of JCD, said: "I would like to thank this young boy for continuing to support us in this wonderful selfless way.

"This is exactly what Jewish Child's Day is all about - children giving on behalf of other children, who are in more need. I can assure this young man and his family that the toys will be put to good use in our excellent library which is growing all the time and is proving a really useful resource for the Manchester Jewish community."