This year Magen David Adom UK donors dedicated in excess of £500,000 of vehicles, equipment and resources to the organisation over the Pesach period.
Sue Rubin and Phillippa Cohen formally opened the new simulation room in memory of their mother, Joy Cohen, at the MDA Jerusalem station. The first of its kind in Israel, the facility allows paramedics and volunteers to train for all eventuality in lifelike circumstances. At the same time, fellow family member Daniel Rubin dedicated a medicycle in memory of his grandfather, Denis Rubin.
This was followed up with the dedications of a Mobile Intensive Care Unit and an ambulance from the Carter family an ambulance and three medicycles.
An ambulance was also given by Hadassa & Michael Conn to celebrate the marriage of their son Douglas to Louisa Goott.
A medicycle was gifted by Annette and Stephen Lambert in celebration of their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
The final medicycle was an extra special one, being the 70th and final donated as part of MDA UK’s successful ’70 for 70’ campaign. The honour of this particular donation falling to Suzanne & Michael Zeitlin and family.
Speaking at the dedications, MDA UK Chief Executive, Daniel Burger, commented, “Over the past few days, dedications have been made from families and communities across the UK. Numerous acts of generosity that will continue to enable Magen David Adom to save even more lives.”
Immediately after Pesach, MDA stalwart Norman Rosenbaum presented the 12th ambulance he has fundraised for amongst his community in Cockfosters and North Southgate Synagogue. The dedication, that took place at the MDA Blood Services at Tel Hashomer Hospital, was shared with the Lee and Hamilton families. The former recognising a legacy gift made by the late Ida Lee and the latter, in memory of Jenny Hamilton-Morhaim, who passed away at the age of 27 from a sudden brain aneurysm.