Barmitzvah boy’s run for refugees

Barmitzvah boy’s run for refugees

Jamie Richardson completes half-triathlon for World Jewish Relief

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

A thirteen-year-old raised more than £1,000 for World Jewish Relief when he completed a half-triathlon for his barmitzvah.

Jamie Richardson completed the challenge for the charity’s Refugee Emergency Appeal, raising the money for Syrian refugees in memory of his grandma, who was a Jewish refugee to England.

Jamie (pictured with friends at the triathlon) said: “It was an amazing experience to train with my best mate Aran for the last few months and for us to complete the triathlon together with all our friends and family there to support us and cheer us on.

“I love sport but this was a challenge to do all three events together. Having a barmitzvah is a big milestone in my life and it’s important to mark it and do something special so you never forget it, as well as remembering my grandmother and the chance she was given.”

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