EMER­GENCY RE­SPONSES

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The Jewish Chronicle - - TZEDAKAH -

BEIT HALOCHEM UK

Beit Halochem, mean­ing “House of War­riors”, was es­tab­lished to pro­vide Is­raeli wounded veter­ans with a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tive in­fra­struc­ture, where they re­ceive respite and the op­por­tu­nity to re­gain the dig­nity and qual­ity of life they de­serve.

To­day, 51,000 wounded veter­ans and vic­tims of ter­ror are given a new lease of life in the four Beit Halochem cen­tres, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beer­sheba. With help from sup­port­ers around the world, a fifth and fi­nal re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre is be­ing con­structed in Ash­dod.

The cen­tres pro­vide a blend of ex­cep­tional re­ha­bil­i­ta­tive ser­vices, in­clud­ing phys­io­ther­apy, hy­drother­apy and chi­ro­prac­tic treat­ments, con­ducted along­side so­cial and spe­cialised sport op­tions, ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes and schol­ar­ships.

Each cen­tre of­fers a wide choice of phys­i­cal, so­cial and cre­ative ac­tiv­i­ties, hous­ing an au­di­to­rium, multi-pur­pose gym, class­rooms, fit­ness rooms, oc­cu­pa­tional and phys­i­cal ther­apy units, trauma ther­apy units, a cafe­te­ria and a so­cial wing.

As Is­rael con­tin­ues to face its en­e­mies in­side and out­side its bor­ders and the num­ber of wounded veter­ans con­tin­ues to grow, the fund­ing needs of the Beit Halochem cen­tres in­crease. Beit Halochem re­lies heav­ily on its af­fil­i­ated or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing Beit Halochem UK, to help it carry the bur­den of giv­ing its mem­bers as nor­mal a life as pos­si­ble, which will en­able them to con­tinue on-go­ing pro­grammes, de­velop fur­ther ini­tia­tives and pur­chase much­needed equip­ment for the cen­tres. info@bhuk.org | 020 8458 2455 bhuk.org | Reg­is­tered char­ity 1146950

BRI­TISH FRIENDS OF UNITED HATZALAH OF IS­RAEL

United Hatzalah of Is­rael is an in­de­pen­dent, non-profit, fully vol­un­teer emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vice, pro­vid­ing fast and com­pletely free emer­gency med­i­cal first re­sponse through­out Is­rael. United Hatzalah’s ser­vice is avail­able to all peo­ple, re­gard­less of race, re­li­gion, or na­tional ori­gin.

United Hatzalah has more than 4,000 vol­un­teers around Is­rael, avail­able around the clock — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of its GPS tech­nol­ogy and dis­tinc­tive am­bucy­cles (mo­tor­bikes with med­i­cal equip­ment), its av­er­age re­sponse time is less than three min­utes across the coun­try and 90 sec­onds in met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas.

The ser­vice’s mis­sion is to ar­rive at the scene of med­i­cal emer­gen­cies as soon as pos­si­ble and pro­vide the pa­tient with pro­fes­sional and ap­pro­pri­ate med­i­cal aid un­til an am­bu­lance ar­rives, re­sult­ing in many more lives saved. RoyiG@Is­raelRes­cue.org

0300 030 1221

Reg­is­tered char­ity 1101329

CAMP SIM­CHA UK

Camp Sim­cha helps se­ri­ously ill chil­dren and their fam­i­lies through its range of more than 20 prac­ti­cal, emo­tional and ther­a­peu­tic sup­port ser­vices, as well as pow­er­ful pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ences.

Sup­port­ing more than 1,000 chil­dren, siblings and par­ents through­out the UK, Camp Sim­cha’s be­spoke pack­age of care is help­ing fam­i­lies cop­ing with a wide range of dif­fer­ent child­hood ill­nesses in­clud­ing can­cer, cys­tic fi­bro­sis, mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy and ge­netic con­di­tions.

The char­ity also pro­vides short­ert­erm help for chronic con­di­tions such as type one di­a­betes and Crohn’s and for pre­ma­ture ba­bies.

From ther­a­peu­tic arts ses­sions, coun­selling and vis­its from ther­apy dogs to re­treats and out­ings to hospi­tal trans­ports and ben­e­fits ad­vice, the fam­ily li­ai­son of­fi­cers work closely with each fam­ily to help them ac­cess the ser­vices most ben­e­fi­cial to them, giv­ing their per­sonal at­ten­tion, 24/7, to make sure each fam­ily mem­ber gets all the sup­port they need in the dark­est of times. camp­sim­cha.org.uk

020 8202 9297

Reg­is­tered char­ity 1044685 COM­MU­NITY SE­CU­RITY TRUST

CST rep­re­sents Bri­tish Jews on is­sues of racism, an­tisemitism, ex­trem­ism, polic­ing and se­cu­rity. It fa­cil­i­tates Jewish life by pro­tect­ing Jewish events, syn­a­gogues, schools and com­mu­nal build­ings from the dan­gers of an­tisemitic ter­ror­ism. And it man­ages an an­nual Gov­ern­ment grant of £13.4 mil­lion, which sub­sidises pro­fes­sional se­cu­rity guards at Jewish com­mu­nal build­ings. CST ad­vises com­mu­nal build­ings on phys­i­cal se­cu­rity mea­sures and has helped fund se­cu­rity in­fra­struc­ture at hun­dreds of lo­ca­tions. It re­searches an­tisemitism and ex­trem­ism for the ben­e­fit of the Jewish com­mu­nity and so­ci­ety in gen­eral. It also works with all sec­tors of the Jewish com­mu­nity and ad­vises other faith com­mu­ni­ties on deal­ing with hate crime they face.

CST is a na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion, reach­ing com­mu­ni­ties across the UK from its of­fices in Lon­don, Manch­ester and Leeds. Please vol­un­teer; CST needs vol­un­teers to pro­tect our Jewish com­mu­nity. Please re­port an­tisemitic or sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour; if you ex­pe­ri­ence an­tisemitic ver­bal abuse, threats, graf­fiti or an­tisemitism on so­cial me­dia, no­tify CST. Please con­sider giv­ing a do­na­tion; all CST projects rely heav­ily on com­mu­nal fund-rais­ing.

24-hour emer­gency num­ber 0800 032 3269 | Lon­don 020 8457 9999 Manch­ester 0161 792 6666 cst.org.uk

Reg­is­tered char­ity 1042391

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