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Committees

Magen David Adom UK is supported by many committees and groups who volunteer their time and work tirelessly for our cause. As well as the individuals, we are also supported by synagogues across the country. We depend on this support which enables us to continue to save more lives in Israel.


Lifesavers is a new and innovative platform that allows the UK Jewish community to support Magen David Adom, Israel’s only national medical emergency response service.

By joining Lifesavers you will be doing more than just making a one-off contribution to a worthy cause. Instead, you will be joining a global ‘club’ and saving lives in the process.

By joining Lifesavers you will become part of an exclusive group and enjoy benefits including: breakfast with President Rivlin, a private tour of the House of Lords, and an opportunity to participate in the Young Professional Mission. Additionally, you will be showing ongoing support and commitment to Israel’s only medical emergency and blood service, and ultimately, saving more lives in Israel.

No matter what level you join at, you can be sure that your contribution will be making a lifesaving difference to the people of Israel and those in need around the world.

To become a Lifesaver and help MDA to save more lives click here.

Mission

 


About Us

Young Magen David Adom was founded in 2004, with the mission of raising awareness of and funds for Magen David Adom amongst young professionals.

Having witnessed the Magen David Adom infrastructure and facilities in Israel and spent much time with the volunteers and leaders of the Charity, the committee fully understands the needs of MDA and its reliance on its supporters and donors.

Over the years YMDA has held an array of very successful, well-attended events. All the events have been themed and managed to exceed expectations.

Get involved

If you would like to know more or get involved with the work of YMDA, please contact Luke Hanns.

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Hon Life President

Norman Feingold

President

Jonathan Ferster

Hon Life Vice Presidents

Sidney Cohen

Lucille Cohen

Chairman

Jeremy Hart

Committee

Karen Alexander
Benjamin Black
Suzie Cohen
Lauren Ferster
Howard Goldman
Sharon Hart
Roy Kaitcer
Fiona Radnor


IMPROMPTU is a dedicated ladies committee with a dedicated following.

Over the years IMPROMPTU has raised funds for an ambulance which was dedicated during a Ladies Mission to Israel.

100 pagers, a refurbished Armoured Ambulance, Medical Equipment and baby training equipment have all been purchased as a result of IMPROMPTU’s fundraising efforts.

Events have included an annual Literary Lunch with Fay Weldon, Boris Johnson, Santa Sebag-Montefiore, Elaine Paige, Howard Jacobson and Nancy Dell’Olio, Theatre Outings and visits of a cultural nature to art galleries, Kensington Palace, Clarence House etc.

For further information on future events please email the MDA office or call 020 8201 5900.


The Hull committee recently raised funds to purchase a Ta’aran, a new innovative vehicle which acts like a mobile warehouse.

Magen David Adom Israel have recently taken out of commission some of their older Mobile Intensive Care Units and refurbished them into what they call a Ta’aran.  These are used during major incidents such as suicide bombings or multiple car accidents and are available to supply additional medical goods, stretchers and other essential items.

The Hull Friends held a film quiz at the Communal Centre.  It was devised and presented by Tony Drake, a member of the Hull Friends of MDA.  The function, which included a supper, raised over £1000. With a further £2000 raised during 2011, a defibrillator has now been purchased.

Anita Coupland Chairman
Conrad Segelman Committee Treasurer and Correspondence Secretary
Gordon Daniels Committee Publicity

The MDA Hendon committee was formed in September 2004.

If you live in the North West London area, and would be interested in participating in the Hendon Committee events, or just donating towards their ambulance appeal, then please contact Yael in the London Office (020 8201 5900) for further information.


Our Dinner Committee is responsible for organising every element of our annual fundraising dinner.

Dinner Committee:

Patricia Abram

Ruth Amar

Beverley Calvert

Gina Edwards

Lorraine Grossmith

Frances Kirsh

Leonard Lass

Louise Naftalin

Elizabeth Peltz

Sagi Saltoun

Nicholas Springer

Rosalyn Springer

For more information please email the MDA Office


What is CFMDA?

Christian Friends of Magen David Adom was founded in 2006 by Christians who to see a better relationship between the different ethnic groups in Israel.
Their initial aim was to provide an ambulance to be deployed in Israel with the words “Christian Friends of Magen David Adom UK” written on the side. This has served as a witness to the people of Israel that a group of Christians are standing with them during what is a most difficult time in their history. Through their good work the CFMDA group wants to alter the perceptions of Christians and the Christian faith and demonstrate that everyone can work together.
To date, Christian Friends UK have raised funds for five ambulances (stationed in Nazareth, Tel Aviv, Carmiel, Rishon and Be’er Sheva) a blood mobile (vehicle for collecting the much needed blood supplies) and an Emergency Room at the MDA station in Kiryat Shomona.

Our Current CFMDA Project – Hadassah convoy centenary ambulance

We feel the right thing to do is to continue to raise money for another ambulance, which will cost £55,000. As MDA ambulances have a life span of around seven years, there is always a need for new ones.

CFMDA Committee

Founder:
Norman Feingold

President:
Reverend Mark Madeley

CFMDA Donor Relations Manager:
Helen Lineen
North

Angela Blair
South

CFMDA Executive:
Jean Brannigan
Glasgow

Alan Chester
Liverpool

Barbara Dingle
London & the South East

Alan Ferguson
Jersey

John Harrold
Wales

For further information on future events, please contact the office on 020 8201 5900.


The Cambridge Friends of Magen David Adom has been organising events since 1968, and we are fortunate that the Cambridge Jewish community support us so well.

Over the years we have been instrumental in Magen David Adom receiving various items, amongst them 4 ambulances, 2 defibrillators, a medical motorbike and disposable medical supplies. We are currently raising money for a Lifepack 500 defibrillator.

We have had a great variety of functions over the years — coffee mornings, tea afternoons, dinners, musical evenings, talks, Desert Island Discs evenings, quizzes, garden parties. Sometimes we have a joint function with the university students. For Israel’s 50th birthday we put on a play which involved the whole community and for which we obtained an Arts Council Lottery Funding grant.

We usually have three functions a year:- a tea afternoon in the Autumn, an evening event in the Spring and an annual Garden Party in the summer.

If you live in the Cambridge area and would be interested in participating in MDA events, then please contact Yael


Simon Bitton & Richard Spector’s Challenge 50

Perhaps we are going through a premature mid-life crisis or maybe we were just bored but we have now found ourselves totally committed to putting on a range of sporting and social events and activities in which we invite you to attend and participate – and also support us by giving a donation.

The cause for all this proactivity is one which is close to our hearts. We have a fundraising target to reach of £50,000 so that we can dedicate a Magen David Adom ambulance in loving memory of our mothers, and we hope that your support will help us achieve this target.

The work of Magen David Adom receives minimal government funding. Its lifesaving work in Israel – continuing 24 hours round the clock, 365 days per year – is funded by a combination of voluntary donations from Friends of Magen David Adom in 17 countries around the world and payment from patients and hospitals. Magen David Adom is Israel’s only medical emergency response and ambulance service.

Magen David Adom provides its services to all, regardless of race, creed or ethnic affiliation. Magen David Adom’s workforce is 90% volunteers working side by side for a common purpose – to save lives.

We have a massive fundraising target and with your help we hope to not only meet our target but smash it!! We hope we can count on you to support us with your hard-earned £££s!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Magen David Adom and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – we raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now, and together with your help, we hope to have raised much needed funds for Magen David Adom.

Thanking you in advance for your generosity.

Richard and Simon :-)

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