Bushey does Mitzvah Day
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Thursday 14th November 2019

Bushey United Synagogue members were out in force last Sunday as the community got into the Mitzvah Day spirit a week early.

A group of people spent the morning gardening at the Watford Peace Hospice including weeding, pruning and clearing away dead wood. Afterwards Saira Mohamed, Facilities Administrator at the Peace Hospice said "I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the hospice for the time you and your wonderful volunteers gave us on Sunday. We are so impressed with how the gardens look and feel very lucky that you chose us to volunteer for Mitzvah Day."

Another team of volunteers made and delivered 60 nutritious lunches to the Watford New Hope Trust homeless charity for which they were extremely grateful, and a further group were out in force collecting for GIFT on Bushey high street.

There was also a craft fair for children at the shul itself where they made poppies, created tote bags from t-shirts for Leket Israel , made cards for Save a Childs Heart and decorated cupcakes which were later delivered to Jewish Care's Anita Dorfman House. At the same time there were also a group of women who were enjoying the buzz of the craft fair whilst knitting squares for the charity Knit for Peace.

The day was a huge success. Adrienne Grossman who helped coordinate the projects said  "The Bushey community really came together this Mitzvah Day as they have done in previous years to get involved in a variety of great causes. We couldn't be more proud of our members of all ages who got stuck in and really made a meaningful difference to all the charities we were supporting"

By Sarah Zackheim