Elderly and the environment to benefit from ‘good deed’ day!

Posted by hct16 at Nov 16, 2012 03:45 PM |
University of Leicester Botanic Garden to be planted with new trees and bulbs
Elderly and the environment to benefit from ‘good deed’ day!

University of Leicester Botanical Garden

On Sunday 18th November 2012, Leicester’s Jewish community and St Philip’s Centre will take part in their third Mitzvah Day campaign.

This year’s Mitzvah or ‘good deed’, involves volunteers planting trees and socialising with the elderly at two residential homes. Mitzvah Day is an international day where the Jewish community works to provide support for good causes. In the past, Leicester’s Mitzvah Day volunteers have collected toiletries for victims of domestic violence and the homeless.
The tree planting will take place at Knighton Park and the University of Leicester’s Botanical Gardens. The projects for the elderly will take place at the Abbeyfield residential home on London Road and Arbor House in Evington which is run by Leicester City Council.

Ruth Neuberg from the League of Jewish Women said that this year we are donating trees and planting bulbs for the residents of our city to enjoy.