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Kisharon total nears £1m at annual dinner

20 June 2019

More than 600 guests at Kisharon’s Together We Grow annual dinner at London’s Hilton Park Lane helped raise almost £1m towards the £2.3m needed every year to fund the day-to-day running of services.

Chief Executive Richard Franklin, in the first annual dinner since his appointment in March this year, said: “Our growth is inextricably linked to the growth of others – so that together we grow. I see a world which we will change – where every person in this room will not think twice about employing a person with a learning disability.”

He announced six new supported living units in Golders Green and negotiations with the Tiferes Yisroel community in Edgware with a view to offering more.

Kisharon School pupil Tali Rose, 12, introduced Kisharon’s appeal video. She said: “This is all about the things that matter to everyone at Kisharon. I want them to matter to you too.”

Guest speaker was Gai Ben Dor, founder of Israeli charity 180⁰ Sport which runs walking and running groups for people of all ages with special needs. The charity maintains that with the right support, anyone can make an 180⁰ change in their lives. “I strive to create a better world, a world of inclusiveness and diversity and where we never give up on our individual dreams,” he said.


PHOTO: Tali Rose with Kisharon Chairman Philip Goldberg and Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev at the dinner

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“The world stands on three things: Torah, the service of G-d, and deeds of kindness.” Kisharon looks at the person not the disability, teaching Torah, Middos and Mitzvot embracing and cherishing everybody’s special talent and bringing out the best in them.