Jewish News ‘Bring Them Home’ dog tag campaign raises £1,500 for families

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Jewish News ‘Bring Them Home’ dog tag campaign raises £1,500 for families

Our campaign with Cohens Jewellers has seen 500 tags given away and funds raised to support the families of those taken on 7 October.

Jewish News readers have snapped up hundreds of ‘Bring Them Home’ dog tags following the launch of our campaign last month.

At the end of January, we announced that we were giving away 500 tags to readers sent from Israel by the creator, to give people the chance to show solidarity with the women, men, children and babies still being held in Gaza.

All 500 tags have now been picked up from Cohens Jewellers in north London, who have been distributing them across the UK.

Those collecting the tags have also been voluntarily donating to the Hostages and Missing Families Forum, where the £1,500 of proceeds from the tags will go.

Jewish News has given away 500 of the “Bring Them Home” military tags

Tamir Raicher came up with the dog tag project while running a ‘Search and Rescue Operation Room’ during the first week of the war. They are inscribed with the words: “Our heart is captive in Gaza” on the top half and “Bring Them Home Now” underneath.

The metal symbols of solidarity have spread across the world with Elon Musk, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Google co-founder Brin, Israeli model Bar Refaeli and the Pope,  among those that have been seen wearing them.

Robert Cohen of Cohens Jewellers said: “We have been blown away by the amount of people that have been coming in to collect their tags, wanting to support the cause and show their solidarity with the hostages and their families. We have had calls from people all over the UK and posted tags to Jewish News readers in Wales, Glasgow, Milton Keynes and Oxford.

“While we are sad that the tags are still needed we have been proud to partner with the Jewish News on this initiative and raise awareness of those still missing in Gaza. Hopefully the tags won’t be needed soon.”

You can donate to the Hostages and Missing Families Forum here 

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