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West Hampstead teenager wins national Jewish volunteer award

PUBLISHED: 13:01 10 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:35 22 September 2014

Left to right - Marc Herman, chair of the Children’s Aid Committee (CAC), winner Leora Robinson, 18, of West Hampstead with runner-up Ryan Peysner  for CAC 18 and under Award, Martyn Lewis event compere, former broadcaster and chairman of the National Council of Volunteering Organisations

Left to right - Marc Herman, chair of the Children’s Aid Committee (CAC), winner Leora Robinson, 18, of West Hampstead with runner-up Ryan Peysner for CAC 18 and under Award, Martyn Lewis event compere, former broadcaster and chairman of the National Council of Volunteering Organisations

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A West Hampstead teenager has won a national Jewish volunteering award for her work with disabled children and the elderly.

Leora Robinson, 18, won recognition at The Wohl Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) awards on Monday (September 8) at JW3, in Finchley Road.

Leora started volunteering at Jewish care home Edinburgh House in Wembley after regularly visiting her grandfather there.

Inspired by the people she met, she then signed up to work with disabled children at Jewish charity Norwood.

Leora, who received the Children’s Aid Committee Young Volunteer Award, said: “It made me happy to see them smile.

Leader of the opposition and Dartmouth Park resident Ed Miliband praised volunteers’ “generosity of spirit”.

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