Volunteers answer the call from UJIA

Leo Mercer putting in a good word for UJIA projects on Super Sunday

Leo Mercer putting in a good word for UJIA projects on Super Sunday

Volunteers from across the Manchester community helped UJIA raise £64,000 for young people in the UK and northern Israel.

More than 60 volunteers donated their time for the charity's Super Sunday telethon, with UJIA staff joined by families, Habonim, FZY and Bnei Akiva members and Yavneh Girls' School pupils.

Calls were made from offices in north and south Manchester, whose use was donated by community members.

Fifteen-year-old Yavneh student Nina Lustman said she had made 60 of the 2,000 calls to prospective donors. "It's been great fun. I volunteer for Bnei Akiva but this is the only fundraising activity I do."

UJIA regional director Ilana Ray said the efforts of volunteers had enabled the charity to exceed its £60,000 target.

    Last updated: 10:19am, February 4 2011