Norwood gets the Purim party started

9 March 2020

Norwood began its Purim celebrations in style – with a party for more than 250 service users, staff and volunteers at The Hive in Barnet last Wednesday night [4 March].

The evening’s fancy dress competition was jointly won by residents from Station Road and Carlton Avenue but the spirit of the festival was fully embraced by everyone – from support workers to the charity’s chair, Neville Kahn, who was unrecognisable in his groovy disco outfit. Guests were entertained with a disco party courtesy of DJ Henry, and hamantaschen were kindly served up by Norwood’s new chair of fundraising, Rachael Davis-Stollar, and her daughter Allegra.

Norwood’s Purim festivities continued on the following Tuesday [10 March], with a Purim Party and Parade for 0-5 year-olds at the charity’s Kennedy Leigh Family Centre in Hendon.

Norwood staff, volunteers and service users celebrate together

Stephanie and Joe, who live at Norwood’s Lyonsdown residence, came dressed as a 1920s flapper girl and a Mexican bandit.

Norwood’s chair Neville Kahn (groovy disco) and his son, Charlie (David Luiz)

Rachael Davis-Stollar and her daughter, Allegra, with Norwood’s chief executive Beverley Jacobson (ketchup) and her daughter, Talya (banana)

Photos by Sharon Green Photographic.