Dogged group brings joy to care home res­i­dents

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: YAKIR ZUR

A Sid­ney Corob res­i­dent en­joy­ing a dog’s life with Daniela and Sab­rina Pears

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