Posted on : June 24, 2014 at - 5:13 pm by The Big Birthday Appeal

Year seven girls at King David High School made a presentation to the Big Birthday Appeal during their Bat Chayil ceremony. The pupils had selected Big Birthday’s Big B’Mitzvah Appeal as their chosen charity and had raised the money by organising a tuck shop to sell goodies to other pupils, selling Big Birthday’s range of Bar and Bat mitzvah cards and collecting money from friends and neighbours. During their fundraising initiative, the girls also completed a sponsored swim, run and silence.

The Big B’ Mitzvah Appeal is an offshoot of the Big Birthday Appeal and encourages children celebrating their Bar or Bat Mitzvah to use the occasion to help others.

All the money raised by the KD pupils will go the Fed’s Project Smile to fund respite care for local Jewish children with special needs.

KD Jewish Studies teacher Mazal Steinberg said: “I’m really proud of each and every girl who dedicated time and effort to raising money for a cause which is so important and one that they felt a connection with.”

Shelley Kersh, who collected the cheque on behalf of Big Birthday, said: “We’re so grateful that KD’s year 6 girls have chosen to mark becoming Jewish adults by raising money for Big Birthday to help children in their community with special needs. It’s very special that they are combining their Bat Chayil with the important mitzvah of giving tzedakah – and this will improve the lives of many local children.”

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