Marathon effort by school

By Jessica Elgot, November 25, 2010
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Natan Tabbouche playing his cards right

Natan Tabbouche playing his cards right

North West London Jewish Day School pupils went that extra mile, staging an 11-day "Mitzvah marathon" centred around the armed forces and remembrance. The 260 children joined up with a local school to make Christmas and Chanucah cards for soldiers serving overseas. During the marathon, pupils collected goods for Brent's refugee community, filling a supermarket trolley donated by Tesco. School chesed co-ordinator Ruth Finkel said: "We wanted to encourage the children to be at their synagogue communities on Sunday for Mitzvah Day. We think they've had a whale of a time. The chesed committee at the school has voted to continue raising money for the Royal British Legion."

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