Pupils get festively fruity

Hasmonean Girls' School pupils with their contribution to the collection

Hasmonean Girls' School pupils with their contribution to the collection

At least 10,000 pupils from 40 Jewish schools, nurseries and youth groups nationwide have contributed to the dispatch of 500 fruit baskets to needy families on Tu Bishvat.

Food collection charity Gift organised the drive, which has benefited organisations including the Jewish women's refuge in London and Jewish Blind and Disabled residents.

Gift director Michelle Barnett said: "We are overwhelmed by the response. The baskets - which were also decorated by the children - were delightful."

    Last updated: 1:18pm, February 9 2012