A Fun Day at the Retail Therapy Walk

23 February 2017 | Fundraising

Our recent Sponsored Retail Therapy Walk raised vital funds towards our £200,000 target for the refurbishment of the Beit Rothschild Dormitory in the Sarah Herzog Children’s Centre in Afula. Photos of our intrepid walkers has appeared in the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Telegraph, new Jewish Weekly and the Jewish News.

Women of all ages and a toddler in a buggy were among the 25 walkers who helped British Emunah to raise £3,000 towards a new dormitory for teenage boys at the charity’s children’s home in Afula. Taking part in the Emunah Retail Therapy Walk at Westfield London shopping centre, participants chose either the 5km or 10km walk having raised money for sponsorship.

The Manchester team included three generations of one family – Belinda Kreike, Dalia Kreike 12 and Madeline Rhodes.

Despite a pair of “dodgy knees” British Emunah director Deborah Nathan completed the 5km walk while raising over £500 in sponsorship. “I was walking for our Afula boys as their accommodation desperately needs a complete refurbishment. Emunah Israel has secured match funding up to the value of £100,000 for every pound that UK supporters can raise for the project, but the offer is time limited – and we will probably need to raise another £100,00 on top of that.

Ms Nathan added: “The retail therapy walk was a fun and innovative way to innovative way to raise money and the participants really enjoyed themselves – and said they can’t wait for the next one. It has kick started the campaign to raise at least £200k to refurbish Emunah’s Afula home.”

She also praised Westfield London which donated prizes and vouchers – as well as children’s socks that will be sent to the Emunah home.

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