It may not have been the camping trip they pictured, but that didn’t stop a hundred kids and teens snuggling down in their sitting room tents for ‘Camp In 4 Camp Simcha’ on Sunday.
Former Love Island contestant Eyal Booker, comedian Rachel Creeger and speaker Yossi Fachler were among those welcoming teen campers for the evening, with entertainers Captain Calamity and Sacha Johnstone bringing fun to the younger age group.
The charity partnered with Jewish News for the fundraiser, which to date has raised £3,700. The idea came from the Stimler family – who were supported by Camp Simcha nearly 20 years ago when their oldest son Pini was treated for leukaemia.
Pini’s father, Hershy, is now a trustee off the charity and his sister Ariella is a ‘Big Sister’ volunteer.
“We are thrilled with the success of the evening, which has raised vital funds for Camp Simcha’s work supporting families who have a seriously ill child,” said Stimler.
“Given that we only launched the idea a fortnight ago, it had a fantastic response and we are really grateful to Jewish News for its support, as well as those who gave their time to make the evening such a success.
“Everyone who took part had a great night and it was a very welcome evening of fun nearly six weeks into lockdown.”