Posted on : February 20, 2013 at - 11:54 am by The Big Birthday Appeal


 The Big Birthday Appeal has launched its first ever range of kids’ mishloach manot – the gifts traditionally given at Purim.  The range features a wide selection of gifts for children, including goodies such as iced biscuits on sticks and Barrow Boys handmade crisps, together with cute Grafix pencil cases, playdough sets and stationery products.

The mishloach manot are priced at £2, with all proceeds going to The Fed to fund vital respite care for children with a range of special needs.

900 mishloach manot were preordered in a matter of days and the bespoke orders were assembled and packaged up for delivery by Big Birthday volunteers, with the help of several of their daughters.

Big Birthday mum, Clare Spieler, said: “Our mishloach manot are a very convenient way for mums to have all the gifts they need delivered to their door. Importantly, they fulfill two of the Purim mitzot – giving food gifts and giving charity.

“We’re very proud of our young helpers for giving up some of their precious half-term holiday time to pack up the mishloach manot.  They were so eager to raise money for Jewish children in need and did a fantastic job of helping put all the goodies together.

“We’re also extremely grateful to the Barrow Boys, Swizzels Matlow, RMS International and Halperns who all donated gorgeous products to us.  With their help, we’re hoping to raise a lot of money to help local Jewish children with special needs.”

Pictured left to right are Big Birthday helpers: Tali Deacon (11), Ella Spieler (11), Hannah Fine (14) and Tali Fine (12).

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