Charities raise more than £75,000 at Maccabi GB virtual fun run
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Charities raise more than £75,000 at Maccabi GB virtual fun run

'If you think that at last year’s physical event at Allianz Park raised £200,000 by 80 charities, it just shows the extent of the community spirit during these unprecedented times'

Three year-old Siena Sendama, pictured, drove 5km on her scooter, having learnt to do so the week before, to raise money for GIFT “because some people don’t have the things that they need.”
Three year-old Siena Sendama, pictured, drove 5km on her scooter, having learnt to do so the week before, to raise money for GIFT “because some people don’t have the things that they need.”

More than £75,000 have been raised for communal charities at the Maccabi GB’s first ever virtual fun run last month.

Hundreds of participants were given the options of tackling a distance of either 1km, 5km or 10 km, at home or a local park to raise funds for more than 50 charities on 24 May.

Maccabi GB chair David Pinnick said: “It is quite incredible to see that over £75,000 to date has been raised via our event.  If you think that at last year’s physical event at Allianz Park raised £200,000 by 80 charities, it just shows the extent of the community spirit during these unprecedented times. I know this will assist charities through the tough times we are all facing.”

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