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Recorder staff wash minibus at Jewish Blind and Disabled centre Milne Court ahead of Mitzvah Day

PUBLISHED: 16:50 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:50 13 November 2017

The Ilford Recorder team visited Milne Court in South Woodford to take part in Mitzvah Day 2017 (credit: Yakir Zur)

The Ilford Recorder team visited Milne Court in South Woodford to take part in Mitzvah Day 2017 (credit: Yakir Zur)

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Redbridge schools, community centres and groups are signing up to join a Jewish-led day of social action in Redbridge.

The Ilford Recorder team visited Milne Court in South Woodford to take part in Mitzvah Day 2017 (credit: Yakir Zur) The Ilford Recorder team visited Milne Court in South Woodford to take part in Mitzvah Day 2017 (credit: Yakir Zur)

Mitzvah Day, of which the Recorder is a media partner, aims to bring together people of different ages, faiths and walks of life to improve the community.

The big event, which takes place on and around Sunday November 19, is an event where active participation rather than fundraising is encouraged to benefit those less able than ourselves.

Each year, Recorder staff join some of Redbridge’s hardiest volunteers to give back to the community.

In the past we have collected toys for children’s charities, served lunches at care homes, and last year we delivered meals to pensioners across the borough.

The Ilford Recorder team visited Milne Court in South Woodford to take part in Mitzvah Day 2017 (credit: Yakir Zur) The Ilford Recorder team visited Milne Court in South Woodford to take part in Mitzvah Day 2017 (credit: Yakir Zur)

This time, we visited Jewish Blind and Disabled’s Milne Court building, in South Woodford, in order to wash tenants minibus.

The development supports adults, who are physically disabled or vision impaired, in living independent lives, with dignity, security and hope for the future.

After washing the bus on an unseasonably warm November morning, we met tenants from the flats ahead of their weekly trip out to Sainsbury’s.

The event has a theme based on the Jewish value of L’Dor Vador: From Generation to Generation.

At least 40,000 volunteers around the world are expected to give their time, not their money, to help those around them and build stronger communities.

For more on Mitzvah Day 2017, visit mitzvahday.org.uk.

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