Eyes down as supporters rally for Young One Family roll out

By Jennifer Lipman, December 8, 2011

One lucky partygoer walked away with a £400 voucher for an ElAl flight to Israel last week after winning a round of musical bingo in aid of a charity that helps Israeli victims of terror.

Instead of numbers, guests at the inaugural event arranged by the Young One Family for Israel committee competed for clean lines of the same songs, including tracks by All Saints, Britney Spears and Tina Turner.

The event, held at the Adelaide in Primrose Hill, attracted around 200 young professionals who helped raise some £3,500 to support the organisation's work rebuilding families and communities shattered by terrorism.

Guests also heard about the work of One Family which brings over groups of young Israelis to meet their British counterparts, and were addressed by a man whose brother was killed while serving in the Israeli army during the Second Lebanon war.

Noam Hazan, the co-chair of the new committee, said he was proud of a successful evening. He said that the committee was formed after a recent One Family event. "A few of us realised that there was always something missing," he said. "When groups come here they create deep lasting bonds with their host families and other members of the community but they hardly meet people of their own generation who they can relate to.

"We hope to help bring our generation closer to this very worthy cause."

Last updated: 1:20pm, December 8 2011