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Mother of terror victim honoured for charity work

Marsha Gladstone awarded the Prime Minister’s Points of Light award for her work with the Yoni Jesner Foundation

Tory MP Mike Freer with Marsha Gladstone
Tory MP Mike Freer with Marsha Gladstone

The mother of British teen terror victim Yoni Jesner has been honoured by an award for her charity work in his name.

Marsha Gladstone, whose 19-year old son was killed in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in 2002 while on a gap year, received the Prime Minister’s Points of Light award in Parliament for her charity work with the Yoni Jesner Foundation.

He was an organ donor and his organs saved the lives of three people – two Jews and one Palestinian girl, leading Gladstone to subsequently educate on organ donation.

Scottish-born Gladstone recently moved down to London from Glasgow and now lives in Finchley, where local Tory MP Mike Freer presented her with the award.

Freer said: “Marsha has turned a tragedy into something wonderful with this Foundation. It helps thousands of young people play a greater part in their communities through volunteering and education.”

Gladstone set up the Foundation to engage young people in social action and award them for completing at least 20 hours of volunteering with the ‘Yoni Jesner Award.’

The Foundation also funds young people’s gap year in Israel and educates the young towards a better understanding of organ donation within the Jewish Law.

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