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Manchester Maccabi Recruits New Fundraiser

Manchester Maccabi Community and Sports Club has announced the arrival of Vikki Goldstein, who will join the existing staff as a fundraiser.

Darryl Lee MBE, Chair of Manchester Maccabi Community and Sports Club, said: “Manchester Maccabi is one of the most important communal organisations within the Manchester Jewish community. It is a key communal building and the board and executive felt that to assist with the funding required to provide all the services we do now merits a professional approach.

“Vikki came through a selection process and was an outstanding candidate and both parties are excited about her arrival in early August. She arrives at a time when the charity is facing challenging financial conditions, which makes her appointment all the more pertinent.”

The Maccabi movement was founded in Eastern and Central Europe at the turn of the 20th Century, and there has been a presence in Manchester since the 1920s. Although providing facilities for sporting endeavours, the club soon became a social centre for the community.

The clubhouse at Brooklands was built in 2006 to serve the needs of the Jewish and wider community on a sporting, social and cultural level. The centre is now firmly established as an important sporting outlet for youth and adults, with facilities including floodlit AstroTurf pitches, a multi-purpose sports hall and a Beth Din supervised café.

Vikki commented: “I am thrilled to be joining the Maccabi family, as it enters an exciting new phase of growth. Having spent the past 18 months within this wonderful charity as a volunteer, I have seen first-hand the difference it already makes in people’s lives.

“With a diverse range of sporting, educational, social and leisure activities on offer, Maccabi is a very special organisation to be involved in. The arrival of UJIA in the building, to create Maccabi Mamlock House in the near future, gives me further confidence that we will continue to go from strength to strength.”

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