Posted on : October 17, 2014 at - 5:28 pm by The Big Birthday Appeal

Kind-hearted 12-year-old Natasha Kingsley, from Hale, has marked her Bat Mitzvah by donating some of her gift money to Jewish children in need.

Natasha, a pupil at King David High School and keen football player, has given the money to the Big B’Mitzvah Appeal, which is an initiative run by The Big Birthday Appeal.   Launched in 2011, the Big B’Mitzvah Appeal is designed to encourage Bar and Bat Mitzvah children to donate a little of the money they receive for their simcha to help youngsters less fortunate than themselves.

All money raised through the project goes to fund specialist play equipment for children with special needs at the recently opened Big Birthday sensory playroom, based at The Fed’s children’s centre.  Natasha’s name has now been added to the beautiful mural outside the playroom which features the names of each Bar or Bat Mitzvah child who has donated to the charity.

Natasha said: “I was lucky enough to receive a lot of generous gifts for my Bat Mitzvah and I wanted to use some of that to help kids with special needs to have fun.”

Judith Moryoussef, co-founder of the Big Birthday Appeal, presented Natasha with her certificate of thanks. She said: “We’re so grateful to Natasha for using her Bat Mitzvah money to help local children with special needs.  It’s a wonderful gesture and we hope that other Bar and Bat Mitzvah children will follow in her footsteps by using this milestone to help others.”

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