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Talia Trust for Children UK

Tribute to David Posner z'l

Lauren Posner posted the following message on Facebook:




Today was a special day. Me, mum, my aunt and uncle were honoured to be at Beit Shvidler Primary School for their morning assembly along with trustees of Talia Trust for Children UK.

Why’s this assembly different from all others. Today they dedicated a giant outdoor chess set and are putting up a plaque in memory of my dad, who dedicated a big part of his life to helping children with learning difficulties.

A chess set was quite apt.…My dad loved chess. I never saw him play but he had lots of chess ornaments that we were never allowed to touch!

My dad had many different pieces to his life, and like in a game of chess where you are not allowed to speak/don’t speak, just play to win…my dad didn’t shout about what he did, and trust me he did a lot for others and many times put others before himself. My dad just got on with it in the background and it was always his pleasure to give his time. His ultimate winning goal, to help others to fulfil a better life and for their needs to be met.

My dad teaches me everyday….he may not be here physically but he is here in other ways, showing me life’s wins, helping me in my journey and guiding me for my ultimate win…to take the title from my dad and carry on his legacy.

Through death my dad brought me to life, he gave me my life back as I searched for my life’s purpose he guided me on the right track and I finally found it. He ignited something within me and I will carry on our twin flame.

I have been thinking about my dad a lot recently. I’m moving to a new home in Jan and I start my new job position, within my charity on Monday and I’m Thank God doing really good . In which I wanted to share with him but he isn’t here…so I asked my dad to give me ‘our’ sign, the sign he gave me the day before his funeral and whenever I need comfort or ask for his guidance…I asked my dad to send me a sign to show me that I am now making the right choices, that I am on the right path and I am going to be alright. Tonight, he gave me that sign…red sky at night

In both chess and life, the choices before us are in practice infinite. However, in chess the results of your moves are obvious relatively quickly, because the game has an end, in which you will win, lose or draw. In this, chess is like a story where we are the authors of our destinations…

Dad, when the kids at Beit Shvidler saw the chess set, the whole assembly shouted ‘wow’, then there were screams of excitement and clapping then lots of excited questions to the headmaster about their new chess set.

Dad in that moment I was so proud of you and I know you were smiling down, I never knew the extent of what you did but seeing the joy on the little kids faces, my heart melted and it brought tears to my eyes. I know now why you did what you did for all those years.

I hope my recent choices and charity projects that I am part of, you are also proud of me too. Love you dad and miss you every second, minute and hour of the day, infinity times over.

You are my hero always and this dedication is for you!










Talia Trust for Children UK is the sister charity of the Talia Trust for Children Israel.  It  is a separate legal entity registered in the UK.

Talia Trust UK supports certain Israel and UK projects, which are decided on by the UK trustees following  detailed project requests made by  the Israel or UK Committees, as applicable.
Currently Talia Trust for Children UK runs two projects within the UK:

  • Club Tikva, Manchester - after school groups for children on autistic and ADHD spectra (since 2011)

  • Beit Schvidler School, London - Individual art therapy for children with specific learning difficulties (since 2018)

You can click on the links below to find out more about Talia Trust UK, as well as our work in Israel.

We are saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of David Posner, trustee of Talia Trust UK for the past 5 years. David, who had been volunteering for charities all his life, brought his rich professional experience as a chartered accountant to provide much administrative support and to offer solutions for Talia Trust UK. May his memory be a blessing.

Administration:     Cynthia

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