Magen David Israel UK 2016 dinner breaks new records
On September 26th, 300 long-standing friends and newer supporters gathered at the Rosewood, London for the annual MDA UK dinner. Amongst the honoured guests invited to take the stage, keynote speaker MK Avi Dicter – former director of the Shin Bet – shared his thoughtful analysis and keen insight into the current security situation in Israel and wider Middle East.
The appeal this year focused on the challenges MDA faces in being ready to respond to any situation – at any time. American-Israeli lawyer from Jerusalem, Aaron Adler, shared his experience of what it really means to be ‘Always Ready’.
Our donors proved that they too were ready to respond to the need – resulting in an outstanding £2m for Magen David Adom, Israel’s only national medical emergency and blood service.
400 young new volunteers join MDA Jerusalem
Earlier this week, hundreds of young volunteers have joined Magen David Adom Jerusalem. A ceremony was held at Safra Square in Jerusalem to welcome the 400 young new lifesavers who joined MDA Jerusalem’s volunteer ranks. They participated in a project organised by Jerusalem’s municipality and MDA, in which they completed MDA first aid course. After welcoming speeches from the senior staff, the ceremony included the new young volunteers showcasing their medical treatment knowledge.
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