Tour dream comes true for teenager

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

A DIS­ABLED teenager will be able to go on Is­rael tour after her mother’s suc­cess­ful ap­peal to find a sup­port worker to ac­com­pany her.

Re­becca Clay­ton, 16, has a mus­cle­wast­ing dis­ease that af­fects her legs, and would have been un­able to take part in the trip un­ac­com­pa­nied.

RSY-Net­zer had strug­gled to find some­one to help the teenager, who uses a wheel­chair.

But after Re­becca’s mother, Adri­enne Clay­ton, ap­pealed in the JC in March, the youth move­ment found a suit­able as­sis­tant.

Ms Clay­ton, a mem­ber of Bore­ham­wood and El­stree Sy­n­a­gogue, said: “The ar­ti­cle high­lighted the is­sue and raised aware­ness. We have got a fab­u­lous sup­port worker and RSY have been amaz­ing in help­ing it hap­pen.

“Re­becca was des­per­ate to go on tour like all her other friends. She would have been dev­as­tated if she was not able to.”

Sharon Daniels, wel­fare of­fi­cer for the Move­ment for Re­form Ju­daism, which runs RSY-Net­zer, said: “We are de­lighted that Re­becca will be join­ing us this sum­mer.

“In­clu­sion is a key value of ours and we strive to sup­port ev­ery in­di­vid­ual’s per­sonal de­vel­op­ment en­sur­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion on their RSY-Net­zer jour­ney.”

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