Out to launch for Yad Sarah

By Jennifer Lipman, June 16, 2011
Ephraim Halevy at the dinner

Ephraim Halevy at the dinner

Supporters of Israel's largest voluntary organisation have marked its 35th anniversary by setting up a UK fundraising group.

More than 280 people attended Yad Sarah UK's inaugural dinner in London, raising more than £120,000.

Yad Sarah provides assistance for the disabled, elderly and housebound and the dinner - addressed by former Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy - was a first step in raising awareness. The UK group will focus on funding projects for medical equipment, transportation and the installation of home alarms.

Last updated: 3:23pm, June 16 2011