Dar­ing days for Tzedek

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JEN­NIFER LIP­MAN

PHIL­AN­THROPIC DARE­DEV­ILS have launched a month of fundrais­ing for in­ter­na­tional aid char­ity Tzedek.

Four­teen peo­ple went bungee jump­ing at Wind­sor Park on Sun­day as part of Tzedek’s Dare Your­self cam­paign.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Char­lotte Flow­ers, went through “a stage of fear” be­fore her jump.

“It’s some­thing that I’ve al­ways wanted to do but I wouldn’t have done i t i f i t was not for a char­ity.” Oth- er stunts com­pleted or are in the works in­clude a bid to eat on £1-a-day, apledgenot to smile for 24 hours, a spon­sored walk cov- er­ing London’s Tube map and a chal­lenge to cross 13 bridges in 13 miles.

Tzedek hopes to raise at least £10,000 from the marathon month to sup­port a project help­ing girls in West Ben­gal to gain ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion.

It was Han­nah Gaventa who ex­pe­ri­enced life be­low the poverty line with her £1-a-day meal chal­lenge, rais­ing nearly £1,000 in five days.

It had been “pretty tough on the body” as she had sub­sisted mainly on car­bo­hy­drates. Af­ter a diet fea­tur­ing Weetabix with­out milk, soup and toast, she was glad to fin­ish the task in time for Fri­day night din­ner.

“It has been an eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and I can’t imag­ine hav­ing to count the pen­nies ev­ery day. And this dare has just in­cluded food, not travel costs, rent, other bills, toi­letries and lux­u­ries.”

Jew­ish­care’spe­sachap­peal­fo­cuses on its work with de­men­tia suf­fer­ers.

More than 40 per cent of the care the char­ity pro­vides is for peo­ple with de­men­tia and their fam­i­lies. Chair­man Steven Lewis said: “We not only care for peo­ple liv­ing with de­men­tia but also pro­vide much needed sup­port for their fam­i­lies through our respite and fam­ily car­ers’ team.”

Not left to dan­gle: Sarah Ad­cock was among the bungee jumpers

Libby Burke­man crossed 13 bridges with Adam Martin and Robert Burke­man

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