Midweek Musings – Northern Lights

Another Midweek Musing story, too good to wait until Thursday. This time it’s about The Greater Manchester and Region Jewish Community Awards, which took place on Sunday 14th October at the Nicky Alliance Day Centre in Manchester. JVN supported the Awards along with our partners, The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region and the Jewish Telegraph. JVN’s contribution to this year’s

Yehudah Fletcher’s mother receives his Young Volunteer of the Year Award on his behalf.

Awards was tremendous and we managed to treble the number of nominees, the quality of whom were all extremely high.

The judges, which included JVN President Ros Preston, OBE and His Hon. Judge Charles Bloom, QC, acknowledged that they had extremely

Mayer Hersh with his Long Service Award.

difficult decisions to make in order to select the winners. However, there was no disputing the Long Service Award that was presented to Mayer Hersh and the Young Volunteer of the Year Award that was presented to Yehudah Fletcher. The Awards were presented by Frank Baigel, President of the Representative Council, Susan Winton, JVN Chairman, Laura Marks, Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and Cllr. Anthony O’Neill, Deputy Mayor of Stockport.

Winners, runners-up and nominees pose with their certificates.

The photos here tell part of the story, but log on to www.jewishtelegraph.com for more details, more pictures and to see the wonderful contribution made by all the nominees to the Manchester Jewish and wider communities. JVN has made new friends through these Awards and we hope to have increased our presence in the region.

Es Rosen, JVN’s Regional Development Manager, manager was delighted to see the positive benefits that were achieved for the community when strong partnerships were formed with the Representative Council, the Jewish Telegraph and JVN all working together to celebrate volunteering. The results of this were clearly identifiable with so many volunteers being present at this impressive occasion which honoured their tremendous dedication and commitment to so many worthy causes. He said, “This event provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase the considerable cross communal strength of all those organisations working for the community and which the whole of the Manchester Jewish Community can take immense pride from.”

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Author:Mike

Hi, I'm Mike, JVN's Youth Co-ordinator and blogger. I'll be blogging about all sorts of issues affecting the volunteering community, with a particular focus on how recent developments might affect the UK Jewish community's volunteers. I'm always interested to read the comments you make. If you have something you want to see in the JVN blog, e-mail me at mike@jvn.org.uk and I'll be happy to talk. And if you're inspired by any of my blogs to volunteer, log on to www.jvn.org.uk and register to find your perfect volunteering opportunity.

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