Magen David Adom UK raised over £100,000 in Manchester.
The Lowry hotel recently played host to Manchester Magen David Adom UK’s ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ fundraising dinner. 220 guests attended the event, donating over £100,000 for Israel’s only national medical and emergency blood service.
A short film featuring the MDA medics and paramedics was shown. The film featured MDA paramedic, Ilan Klein, who following the film spoke briefly about his first-hand experiences and the life-saving work MDA carries out.
The money raised will be used to purchase the everyday essentials of the emergency services, such as first responder kits which save lives on a daily basis. Speaking after the event, MDA UK chief executive, Daniel Burger commented: “The Manchester community has always been generous in its support. It was incredible to see so many people at a time when MDA in Israel is working under extreme pressure in very difficult circumstances.”
Guests were then entertained by comedy star, Jack Whitehall. Following his routine, Jack took the time to talk to the Manchester committee and volunteers, even taking a few photos with them.
Manchester MDA chairman, Jeremy Hart, added: “It was incredible to see so many young people in the room tonight. The future of MDA, both here and in Israel, is in safe hands.”