988. Norman Rosenbaum
Norman Rosenbaum, from London, is a retired surgeon whose support for ‘Magen David Adom’ has enabled the Israeli emergency service to buy 11 ambulances for its life saving work.
83-year-old Norman has spearheaded an impressive ongoing community fundraising drive in the Cockfosters and N. Southgate Synagogue to supply the £60,000 vehicles which have gone on to attend over 63,000 emergencies, providing medical aid to the sick and the injured regardless of religion, race, nationality or gender. Part of the International Red Cross Movement, ‘Magen David Adom’ is the national aid society of Israel, providing emergency care, supplying blood and cooperating with the Palestinian Red Crescent and other Red Cross and Red Crescent organisations across the world. Norman is currently fundraising for a 12th ambulance.
In a personal letter to Norman, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Your dedication to fundraising in support of ‘Magen David Adom’’s important work is inspirational. The ambulances you have purchased are saving lives and enabling the organisation to reach people in need of urgent medical care in emergency situations.”
Daniel Burger, Chief Executive of ‘Magen David Adom UK’, said:
“Norman Rosenbaum is one of our most inspirational volunteers and a huge supporter and advocate for ‘Magen David Adom UK’. He works tirelessly to raise money and has committed so much of his life to the cause. We are eternally grateful for all his hard work and incredibly proud that he has recognised by the Prime Minister for his dedication to fundraising.”
“This is an unexpected and overwhelming honour. It shows that volunteers are highly valued, and together can make an incredible difference. I would like to thank the Prime Minister for this recognition and to also thank the Cockfosters Community and all my friends and family who have made this possible. The more funds raised, the more we enable ‘Magen David Adom’ volunteers to help those in need, whether in Israel or the humanitarian aid they provide to the rest of the world. I am inspired every day by the fact that ‘Magen David Adom’ provide expert emergency treatment to everyone indiscriminately and regardless of race, creed or ethnic affiliation.”
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