Britons are sent packing in Israel

November 25, 2010
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Jenna Minchuk and Andrea Kleid with some of the fruits of their labour

Jenna Minchuk and Andrea Kleid with some of the fruits of their labour

Spreading its wings overseas, Mitzvah Day came to Israel with more than 100 British volunteers gathering at Kibbutz Shiller, near Rehovot, to pack clementines for Leket, a charity feeding the needy.

On average, Leket provides clients with two kilos of fruit per week. In two hours, the volunteers picked enough citrus to feed 750 families.

In a message of support to the volunteers, British Ambassador Matthew Gould wrote that by "playing a positive role in Israeli society, as you are today, you are sending a powerful message about Britain and about the relationship between our countries".

    Last updated: 2:06pm, November 25 2010