A SYNAGOGUE raised £1,320 for a hospice in its annual High Holy Day charity appeal.
Every year, Hatch End Masorti Synagogue (HEMS), in Grimsdyke Road, Pinner, chooses a charity for its Yom Kippur appeal, which runs from September to November, and for 2013 it raised money for the Michael Sobell Hospice.
Worshippers raised £1,320 for the hospice in Rickmansworth Road, Northwood.
Hatch End Masorti is a small synagogue with only 75 families as members, but managed to raise £500 more than previous appeals.
Trustee of HEMS Edwin Lucas said: “We are delighted with the amount we have raised for this year’s appeal.
“One of our members passed away at the hospice and their family have always said how fantastic the care was by all the staff.”
Laura Kaye, a member of HEMS, suggested Michael Sobell Hospice as their chosen charity as she had been volunteering there for nine months and wanted to raise awareness of the charity and help raise funds for it.