Lord Levy thanks Woodford Forest volunteers for their contribution to local causes
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Thursday 31st October 2019

Lord Levy, the recently retired President of Volunteering Matters, the charity leading UK volunteering in policy and practice, came to Woodford on Sunday to praise the contribution made by members of the local Jewish community who support local causes and help those in difficult circumstances, irrespective of background or faith.

e singled out Woodford Forest United Synagogue’s asylum seeker drop-in centre, where individuals and families can find company, friendship and a hot meal as an example of how local communities can assist others in need.

To celebrate the volunteers’ contribution to community life, Woodford Forest United Synagogue hosted a sit down tea for 150 volunteers who are involved in a wide range of worthwhile local activities, including caring for the elderly, making hospital visits and supporting mental health initiatives.

Robin Jacobs, Chair of Woodford Forest United Synagogue, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for us to thank all our community members who donate their time so generously to help those in need within and beyond our community. We are extremely grateful that Lord Levy could take time out from his busy schedule to visit our community and personally thank the volunteers for their ongoing efforts.”