Fund run aids Shalva

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

HAS­MONEAN HIGH pupil Zev Bloom raised £5,000 for Is­raeli chil­dren’s char­ity Shalva by com­plet­ing the half­marathon or­gan­ised along­side the Jerusalem Marathon.

The 16-year-old said the ex­pe­ri­ence had been “amazing and the fact I was run­ning for Shalva made it even more spe­cial.

“I spent a long time rais­ing the money and af­ter see­ing the new Shalva building while I was in Is­rael, I re­alised that my con­tri­bu­tion would lit­er­ally help thou­sands of chil­dren and their fam­i­lies.”

A keen ath­lete, Zev recorded the fastest time in his age group for the 13-mile dis­tance.

Among Shalva run­ners in the full marathon was Ori Sas­son, a judo bronze medal­list for Is­rael at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

“I couldn’t imag­ine be­ing part of a more ex­cit­ing group in this mo­men­tous event in our cap­i­tal city,” he said.

Shalva sup­ports fam­i­lies of chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties.

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