Message from Chairman Angela Cohen – 16 November 2015

Dear Friends,                                                                                                  

 I am delighted to be writing to you for the first time as your new Chairman.

 At the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the '45 Aid Society and after 52 years as Chairman, Ben Helfgott did not put himself forward for re-election.  I now have the privilege and responsibility of the Chairman role with the magnificent support of our new and existing Officers:

Maurice Helfgott and Philip Burton, Vice Chairmen,

Alan Greenberg, Treasurer

Kim Stern, Secretary,

and our wonderful Committee including Harry Spiro, Harry Olmer, Solly Irving, Victor Greenberg, Gary Spiro, Michael Helfgott, Julia Burton, Rosalind Gelbart, Sue Bermange and  Lorraine Kingsley.

 Dates for Your Diary

There is an interesting and exciting programme of events ahead

  1. Chanuka Party:                                    Sunday 6 Dec. 2015 (See separate invitation)
  2. Memory Quilt Private View for The Boys: Tuesday 8 Dec. 2015 (See below)
  3. Holocaust Memorial Day Wednesday 27 Jan 2016
  4. Montefiore Lecture Thursday 14 April 2016 at the JW3
  5. Reunion Dinner 2016 Monday 2 May 2016 – SAVE THE DATE! -

 Memory Quilt exhibition – London Jewish Museum  7 Dec 2015 - 7 Feb 2016

The Memory Quilts will be going on display at the Jewish Museum in Camden, London, from 7 December 2015 to 7 February 2016. There will be a Private Viewing for the Boys and their families on Tuesday 8 December at 3:30pm. Entry is by confirmed guest list name on the door only. Places are limited. To request an invitation please email  by 27 November.

 Reunion 2016

The next Reunion Dinner will be on Monday 2 May 2016 at the Wembley Hilton. I hope that you will ALL come to the Reunion and help us to make a very special tribute to Ben Helfgott.

Details to follow. Please save the date.

 Ben Helfgott Report

For those of you that were unable to attend the last Annual General Meeting, I hope that you will enjoy reading Ben's valedictory report to the '45 Aid Society, which will be posted on the 45 Aid Web site.

 Contact Us

Please keep in close touch via web site or via our Facebook Group:

 Alternatively contact our Secretary, Kim Stern  or 07786 240 309


Yours sincerely,

 Angela Cohen


Angela Cohen

Chairman, '45 Aid Society