Dogged group brings joy to care home residents
MITZVAH DAY founder Laura Marks was joined by daughter Sally and mum Shirley in hosting a coffee morning at a Jewish Care venue — an activity reflecting the inter-generational theme of this year’s programme.
Other Mitzvah Day leaders brought family members to the event at Sidney Corob House, a mental health residential home in north-west London.
“The Jewish family and community have always been exemplars of giving and this year we are celebrating generations making a difference together,” Ms Marks said.
“My mum was a GP and a magistrate and still volunteers every week. My daughter is a prolific giver of her time as a student activist, leading interfaith, Jewish and wider community projects to drive change.”
Mitzvah Day interfaith chair Daniela Pears brought along daughter Sabrina and dog Ruby.
“We bring our kids up with the ethos of helping others and hope they get it,” she explained.
“Doing Mitzvah Day projects together is special and shows that they do get it.
“The biggest hit of all was Ruby. Everyone at Sidney Corob loved playing with her, so much so that we ended up staying on for a game of fetch.”
Mitzvah Day staff volunteer at Sidney Corob every month.
A Sidney Corob resident enjoying a dog’s life with Daniela and Sabrina Pears