Jewish Police Association members braved the cold to hold a food drive outside Tesco in Brent Street, Hendon as part of Mitzvah Day. Shoppers were encouraged to add an extra item to their basket, to be donated for distribution to local people in need. Six bins of food and toiletries were collected, including 50 packets of pasta and 20 tubes of toothpaste.
Other officers and staff attended the Association of Jewish Ex Servicemen Remembrance Day to participate at the Parade at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Chief Inspector Mat Shaer, Chair of the Jewish Police Association, said: “Yet again I have been humbled by the members of the Jewish Police Association and their willingness to help and support others. In the last 24 hours, members have been involved in the national Mitzvah Day enterprise supporting the homeless and the hungry.”
“Others at the same time have been commemorating those who have fought and, in many instances, sacrificed themselves for the freedom of others by participating in the Remembrance Day Parade of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women.”