Lang­don gets £400k wind­fall

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community -

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”.

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