Health check-up at Cranbrook United Synagogue
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Wednesday 20th November 2019

70 people attended Cranbrook United Synagogue's first ever Community Organisations Open Day which took place at the shul. 18 health and social care organisations offered advice and services included Jewish Care, JAMI, Jewish Blind and Disabled, Jewish Women's Aid, Redbridge Carers Support Service, London Borough of Public Health, Barts Health, Diabetes UK, Alzheimer’s Society and the local Metropolitan Police.

Visitors were able to get their blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels tested and have their heart rhythm checked for any abnormal readings.

The event was the brainchild of Cranbrook member Lorraine Silver with the support of Michael Silver and the shul’s Welfare Committee including Reverend Newman, the community’s Welfare Minister. Attendees came from across the area including Chigwell & Hainault United and Woodford Forest United Synagogue.

Organiser Lorraine Silver said: “We were delighted with the attendance and the feedback from the organisations present. It was a win-win for everyone: both attendees and organisations were able to network with each other and exchange information. My thanks to everyone who came and to our security and welfare teams for making sure everyone was safe and could make the most of the day and to our office staff and caretakers for helping set everything up just perfectly.”