Merson joins Maccabi for lunch
Former Arsenal and England star Paul Merson gave some added kick to the first Maccabi London Brady Recreation Trust fundraising lunch since the organisations joined forces earlier this year.
Now a Sky Sports pundit, Merson took part in a question-and-answer session at the lunch, held at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London.
The trust’s David Kyte told guests: “In 2002, we bought some land on Rowley Lane [Barnet], our ‘field of dreams’. Today those dreams have become a reality and our next project is a multi-purpose sports hall and centre.
“Sport nurtures ambition and promotes a healthy lifestyle. More importantly, it fosters leadership and a sense of community. Sport creates leaders. Jewish sport creates Jewish leaders.”
The lunch raised £160,000 as diners responded to Mr Kyte’s appeal “to invest in the future of Maccabi London Brady and of our community”.