By Jonathan Kalmus, February 12, 2009
Responding to a plea from Sderot for funding for a secure park for children, JNF Manchester raised over £50,000 at the weekend.
Almost £5,000 was brought in from a party at the Bijou bar in the city centre on Saturday evening. Close on 400 people attended the event, staged by JNF’s new Unite group, catering for 21-to-40-year-olds.
The bulk of the money was brought in from JNF’s annual Green Sunday telephone appeal. Thirty volunteers manned phones at the charity’s Manchester offices in Mamlock House.