Oliver was delighted to today award Rabbi Feldman, of the Bushey United Synagogue in Hertsmere, with the prestigious Points of Light award on behalf of the Prime Minister.
Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers who are making a change in their community. Every weekday the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Points of Light award. Rabbi Feldman was instrumental in organising a donation drive for displaced Afghan families who fled to the UK.
Oliver said: ‘I am both delighted and honoured to award Rabbi Feldman this Points of Light award today alongside volunteers from ‘Bushey Gives Back’ – the synagogue’s social action committee. Having worked closely with Rabbi Feldman as the local Member of Parliament, I know that his commitment to his community is unparalleled.
I know that Bushey United Synagogue was swamped with donations from the local community, so much so you could not get into the car park! This is testament to both Rabbi Feldman, volunteers, his shul, and the wider Hertsmere community. I could not think of someone more deserving of this prestigious award.’
For further information about the Points of Light awards, visit: https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/