Jewish Lads’ & Girls’ Brigade (JLGB) volunteer leaders are the best and to enforce this, an Awards evening was held at Rubens Restaurant where they were honoured for their selfless and generous commitment to JLGB.
The prestigious Leader of the Year Award went to two of our fantastic JLGB leaders, Linda Diamond from Redbridge Band and Elise Cirsch from Ilford Girls. Best Newcomer Awards went to Paul Task from Leeds JLGB and Jess Waldman from Redbridge Juniors JLGB. Young Leader of the Year was awarded to Joanne Gladstone who is a Leader at Borehamwood JLGB and also helps to look after the groups in Essex.
A Special Fundraising Award was awarded to Alex Lewis, from Hainault, Ilford. Alex raised £2,800 for JLGB by doing a sponsored 60 mile walk from JLGB Head Office in London to this year’s JLGB Summer Camp in Colchester, Essex.
JLGB Chief Staff Officer, Edna Terret said: “All our volunteer leaders are highly thought of throughout JLGB and the wider community. They deserve all the praise given for the tireless and unending service to our organisation. Without these tremendous people, hundreds of Jewish youngsters would not be able to take part in the many unique activities and opportunities that JLGB offer.”