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May 5, 2013 3:40 am

Love to Israel, From Windsor Via Brooklyn

avatar by Chas Newkey-Burden

A photo of me doing 'the Bolt' at the end of last year's Windsor Half Marathon.

This year, I’m running the Windsor Half Marathon to raise funds for Israel’s oldest charity, Colel Chabad.

Colel Chabad operates free soup kitchens across Israel, serving up more than one million meals each year. Many of the diners are elderly Holocaust survivors who come as much for a warm smile and simple human contact as they do for the food itself.

The charity has an entire division dedicated to helping widows and their children. It has a holistic approach, taking into account the material and emotional needs of hundreds of orphaned families.

It sponsors medical treatment for the poor, provides daycare centres, arranges wedding ceremonies for those couples who cannot afford them and undertakes many other vital social-welfare projects.

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Colel Chabad helps poor Israelis regardless of their age, gender or religious background, in a loving manner that upholds and enhances their dignity.

I’d love you to sponsor me. You can do so here.

Visit Chas’s blog here.

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