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Students in Year 9 at Yavneh Girls in Manchester brought some Passover recipe inspiration to their fundraising efforts for Camp Simcha.

The charity, which supports families with seriously ill children, is the chosen beneficiary of the Year 9 fundraiser – and to date they have made and sold hot chocolate at school; had an own clothes day and held a raffle organised by Miriam Melul and Tami Marshall, with prizes sourced by the year group collectively.

In the run up to Pesach, the students decided to make and sell a Passover cookbook.

With recipes contributed by the pupils, it was collated and designed by Year 9 student Rebecca Harris, 14, and then sold through the school and parent community.

Year 9 teacher Esther Hoffner said the girls have been hugely enthusiastic and resourceful for this year’s charity project.

“They held a vote and chose to support Camp Simcha’s work It has not been easy with all the Covid restrictions and remote learning but they have come up with great ideas and done a fantastic job. They sourced some great prizes for the raffle and the cookbook looks fantastic and is beautifully put together.

“It’s been a wonderful effort so far and they are not finished yet!”

Camp Simcha chief executive Neville Goldschneider said: “We are so grateful to the Year 9 Yavneh Girls for choosing Camp Simcha and for the imaginative way they have fundraised. Their amazing efforts not only help us to maintain the vital practical and emotional support services we provide, but also help to raise awareness too. Thank you to all of them.”

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