09:57AM, Monday 19 November 2012
Hard-working volunteers took part in a wide variety of activities yesterday to mark a Jewish-led day of social action.
More than 100 people took part in events across the town for Mitzvah Day, a day of good deeds set aside in the Jewish calendar for volunteers to help the community.
At Sainsbury's in Providence Place, Maidenhead, and ASDA in High Wycombe, non-perishable food were collected for the Open Kitchen charity as shoppers were encouraged to give up items for the cause.
Teams of young people at Maidenhead Synagogue were also cooking and baking food to donate to the Maidenhead-based charity, while children knitted items to send to the town of Lviv, in Ukraine.
At Guards Club Park, teams took part in a community gardening project, planting bulbs donated by Squires Garden Centre and installing bird and bat boxes donated by Braywick Nature Reseve.
Though Jewish-led, other faiths are encouraging to take part and helpers from mosques in Maidenhead and Slough were among those contributing.
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