Blanche Dugdale Aviv WIZO’s Jubilee garden party raised more than just spirits this summer.
Blanche Dugdale Aviv WIZO raised more than £2,000 at its Jubilee Garden Party on 26th June – one of the first face-to-face events to be held in Leeds since COVID restrictions were lifted.
Stalls were selling WIZO cards and gift tokens, garden plants, glass jewellery, mezzuzah cases, scarves, purses, bottles, hats, and personalised gifts and cards.
There were also plenty of attractions for the kids, with face painting, crafting, and a raffle taking centre stage.
Special guests of honour included Yorkshire Cancer Research volunteer Barbara Cline MBE and Ros Shenderey. Phoebe and Betty Cohn were the event’s adorable child presenters, and the event was sponsored by Stephane Ganach of AdsVentures.
Blanche Dugdale Aviv Chairman Nicola Smaje-Rosenbloom spoke at the event, as did member Suzy Shenderey. B’Yachad WIZO Co-Chairman, Natalie Pearce, also attended the event and spoke about where the proceeds of the event would be going.
The money raised will help to support the Ukrainian and Russian students in WIZO’s Youth Villages, many of whom came to Israel alone and deeply distressed about the families and friends they have left behind. Support will include specialist emotional and psychological help requiring Russian or Ukrainian speaking health professionals.
Also mentioned was WIZO’s forthcoming interactive exhibition to be held in London
in September and WIZO’s Women Leading the Way campaign. This campaign celebrates the value of women everywhere. It highlights WIZO’s many projects and programmes for the protection, education, and development of women, enabling them to reach their full potential.