Girls mark their Bat Mitzvah’s with charity walk from their homes to University College Hospital
Three girls walked from their homes in Hampstead Garden Suburb to University College Hospital in September 2014 to mark the occasion of their Bat Mitzvahs to raise money for Spread a Smile.
Maayan Carno, Laura Abkin and Shira Melnick walked together from their homes in Hampstead Garden Suburb to University College Hospital in Euston to mark their Bat Mitzvahs in December 2014.
The girls have just started fundraising for their Bat Mitzvah’s and have already raised over £3,000 for Spread a Smile, a charity which provides entertainment to seriously ill children who are in hospital for prolonged periods of time, suffering from conditions such as cancer, heart and kidney-related illnesses. On their arrival at the hospital, they gave presents to teenagers on the wards.
Maayan Carno, aged 11 said, “Going onto the wards made me realise how much teenagers with serious illnesses go through. We really wanted to raise money so they can have a few moments break from their treatment and care.”
Josephine Segal, Director of Spread a Smile, commented: “We were so thrilled that the girls chose to mark the lovely occasion of their Bat Mitzvahs by walking from their homes to UCH and in doing so raised money to enable us to take entertainers into hospital to see seriously unwell children.”
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I can't really explain just what a great charity it is and we as a family are grateful that you Let us make special memories. I wish we had known about you when my brother was alive. Please tell everyone.xxx
So thank you to everyone at Spread a Smile
from the Jain Family.