Langdon gets £400k windfall

A memorial fund for a British and world Maccabi leader has distributed £650,000 to improve the lives of young adults and children with disabilities.

Landgon - supporting young adults with moderate learning difficulties - has received £400,000 from the Pierre Gildesgame Memorial Fund. A further £250,000 has gone to Maccabi GB in support of its provision of sporting opportunities for those with disabilities and its help for disadvantaged children.

Fund trustee Clive Geller said the disbursements reflected causes close to the heart of Mr Gildesgame, who was a world Maccabi president.

"He wanted to support youth, sport and special needs activities that would serve the community for many years."

With its educational and social programme helping clients to lead independent lives, "Langdon is exactly the type of charity we want to help. We think the money will enable it to move forward."

Langdon is set to become a Maccabi GB affiliate.

Mr Geller said his dream was "to see Langdon kids marching under the Maccabi GB flag at the Maccabiah".

    Last updated: 3:36pm, April 27 2012