Hale couple Sharon and Jeremy Hart held a spectacular evening to celebrate Magen David Adom’s new facility.
In a highly successful evening at Hale residents Sharon and Jeremy Hart’s home, more than 50 patrons of Magen David Adom (MDA) North West gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Blood Centre in Ramla, Israel. The guest of honour was the inspirational Dr Mohammed Hadid, the Jordanian humanitarian responsible for getting MDA accepted by the international Red Cross as a full partner along with the Palestinian Red Crescent. This allowed the MDA to operate under UN protection enabling them to assist in major crises across the world. Some of those who completed lasts year’s trek in Jordan to raise funds for the ambulance station in Hadera were also there and informally told guests about the high and lows of the challenge which resulted in them raising enough money to refurbish one of the original ambulance stations.
In a captivating speech the group learned from Dr Hadid about his humanitarian role and his philosophy that “talking is the best way of making peace” and that “the differences between us are infinitesimally small compared to our similarities,” a lesson which is essential for the future. Claiming not to be a politician Dr Hadid has met and influenced for good politicians in both the West and East with his simple and profound belief in the importance of peace. He is also a firm and unswerving friend of MDA and Israel, sending Jordanian doctors to train in Israeli hospitals, particularly in the field of emergency medicine, in which, he believes that Israel, along with the USA and Australia, lead the world.
Joshua Diamond, who is accompanying him on a UK wide tour, thanked Dr Hadid for his words and gave him an inspiring report about the recent opening of the blood centre, in which there is one conference room which is entirely built from funds raised in Manchester and the North West.
The evening ended with an appeal which raised an amazing £55,000.