Camp Simcha relocates

By James Martin, June 18, 2009

Children suffering from life-threatening illnesses will have a place to relax as a charity moved into its new offices.

Camp Simcha, whose volunteers provide support for children with cancer and other serious conditions and their families, has been given use of a four-bedroom house in Hendon which will act as a base for the charity and will offer facilities for around 300 youngsters.

“The House”, unveiled on Sunday after a year of renovations, will include a lounge and an internet café.

The property was provided by Camp Simcha trustee Joe Orenstein and will be rented to the organisation “for a very low rate”, said Neville Goldschneider, executive director of Camp Simcha. Mr Goldschneider hopes that “all the facilities will be donated”.

The House will also host a day camp in July and August for 25 children who have “complex medical needs”.

Mr Goldschneider added: “Due to the generosity of Mr Orenstein Camp Simcha has a base to advance our services. We can spend more time and money helping children who suffer from terrible conditions, without having to hire outside facilities.”

The charity’s 100 volunteers and staff have relocated from their Temple Fortune office and will have the use of four rooms upstairs.

Last updated: 5:55pm, October 13 2009