HRH The Princess Royal recently visited Nightingale House, a care home for older members of the Jewish Community, to unveil a plaque dedicated to the lives of three French Section Women Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents who were identified and interrogated at the London Reception Centre, 101 Nightingale Lane, during WW2 after escaping occupied France.
The London Reception Centre is now within the site of Nightingale House, a 200-bed care home in Wandsworth, South London. The agents; Andrée Borrel, Denise Bloch and Madeleine Damerment subsequently all served in the SOE in France, assisting the French Resistance movement against Nazi occupation. Sadly, in the line of duty, all three were arrested and executed for their role supporting the Resistance
The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, was “very impressed” when he visited Kisharon’s further education facility in Stamford Hill which enables adults with complex learning needs to gain valuable life skills and become more independent.
The tour was led by Curriculum Manager Gillian Adamson and Gweneth Preston, Assistant Principal of Hackney Community College, together with Kisharon’s Chief Executive, Dr Beverley Jacobson and Chairman, Philip Goldberg.
His visit marked the inauguration of the new facility which is based at Brenner Community Centre and run in partnership with Hackney Community College. Mr Iain Duncan Smith said, “It is a privilege to be here for the inauguration of this excellent project. Looking at Kisharon and Hackney Community College, this is a great example of how two ends of a community can come together to create something very special and very good.”
The PR Office visited client Gibbs Technologies' amphibious vehicle museum in Nuneaton.
Shimon has a go. Perhaps less James Bond and more Jeremy Clarkson?
PR Office Chairman Shimon Cohen joins representatives of the Conference of European Rabbis at a meeting in Brussels with Syed Kamall MEP. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss issues of religious freedom and tolerance across the EU.
The PR Office has briefed the Conference of European Rabbis for a series of meetings in Brussels today (12th November). The CER has met with Joseph Daul (pictured), President of the EPP Party, and others including Commission Vice President Timmerman. Discussions will look at the rise of antisemitism, religious slaughter and religious circumcision.