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About GOM

I am 61 years of age, single, and have lived in London all my life. I am a fund manager, working in the City for the asset management subsidiary of a FTSE 100 company. My interests include the theatre, opera, travelling (not nearly enough!) and football (I am an Arsenal supporter). I have always been involved in charities (sometimes as a fundraiser), taking an example from my parents who were both very involved in communal and Israeli charities. My main support tends to be for Jewish charities, at home and abroad, but I have always recognise the need to support a wide range of domestic UK charities, particularly where they touch on personal interests, eg Alzheimers Society (because of my mother), Scope (because a cousin suffers from cerebral palsy) and Asthma UK. I also have a small Charitable Trust., with three friends as co-Trustees (a good excuse for a lunch once a year), where we try to support smaller charities which again we feel some involvement with, eg Anthony Nolan (because of a Trustee's brother) and DEBRA (through a contact of another Trustee). We have also recently given money to the Arsenal Charitable Trust in memory of my father, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 101.