26 miles and £26,000 as Shani is re­mem­bered

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS - BY LIANNE KOLIRIN

HONOUR­ING THE mem­ory of fiveyear-old Shani Ber­man, a group of moth­ers walked through the night after Shab­bat to raise more than £26,000.

The Im­manuel pupil died in Fe­bru­ary after com­pli­ca­tions from open heart surgery.

Dressed in “Shine for Shani” caps, her mother Juliet and 18 friends from the El­stree com­mu­nity com­pleted the 26-mile route, pass­ing some of the cap­i­tal’s ma­jor sights. The pro­ceeds will be shared be­tween Great Or­mond Street Hos­pi­tal, where Shani was treated, and Can­cer Re­search UK.

“We were par­tic­u­larly proud that we stayed to­gether as a team, re­group­ing at ev­ery pit stop and cross­ing the fin­ish line to­gether,” Mrs Ber­man said. “We were very emo­tional at the end.

“It is so grat­i­fy­ing that our pre­cious lit­tle girl could in­spire so many peo­ple.”

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