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£420raised of £1,000 target by 14 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help rebuild a demolished home in the West Bank and take the opportunity to bring hope to a Palestinian family and their community.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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I saw a moving drama performed by youngsters from the Alrowwad Youth Theatre from the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. They spoke about their life under Israeli occupation and were amazed that, in the UK, we can travel where we want and when we want. They explained that their lives are dominated by checkpoints, watchtowers, the separation wall, tear gas, raids, house demolitions, detentions or arrests.

The Alrowwad Youth Theatre is supported by The Amos Trust which is committed to supporting non-violent campaigns that call for justice and equal rights for all who call Palestine and Israel home.

The Amos Trust helps to rebuild demolished Palestinian homes to challenge the injustice of the Israeli government’s use of home demolitions against Palestinian communities.

Home Rebuilds is a practical act of solidarity and non-violent protest. It gives Palestinian families the chance to realise their dream of returning to their home and community.

So, in April 17 I have signed up to go and live in the refugee camp for two weeks and assist in the rebuilding of a Palestinian Home. This will be the fourth year that The Amos Trust has rebuild a home, two remain standing, one was demolished the week after The Amos Trust completed the build.

Please see The Amos Trust website for a moving video of a family who have been assisted in getting back a house they can call their home. You can also see the many other projects that Amos Trust is involved in.

I will be joining a group of over 20 volunteers on the Home Rebuild Trip, we will live and work alongside the local Palestinian community.

I am paying £1,000 to cover travel, accommodation, food, local visits etc.

I am looking to raise another £1,000 to contribute to the cost of building materials and employing local skilled builders.

To start my funding raising, on 12th November I am abseiling off The Jury’s Inn in Derby. Yes, honest, I am!!

Thank you for reading this, please give what you can.

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  • Jean Sharp

    Jean Sharp

    a month ago

    Jean Sharp

    Many thanks Aileen, that's wonderful!! x

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  • Jean Sharp

    Jean Sharp

    a month ago

    Jean Sharp

    continuation of last post: I will send the money collected on this page through to Amos Trust. Please now sent any new donations via http://www.justgiving.com/Jean-Sharp. And, if you are in Derby mid afternoon on 12th Nov, come along and see me abseil from Jury's Inn!!!

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  • Jean Sharp

    Jean Sharp

    a month ago

    Jean Sharp

    Hi WOW, thanks so much for your continuing support. I am particularly touched by the anonymous donations. Right, a technical bit here: Donations to this Crowd Funding page are not attracting Gift Aid - many thanks to Lesley for highlighting this to me. So, I've opened a different Just Giving page which is linked directly to the Amos Trust and any future donating there will be considered for Gift Aid. The new page is http://www.justgiving.com/Jean-Sharp. So, all this lovely money raised here will be kept by me and sent

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  • Aileen Elsbury

    Aileen Elsbury

    Nov 9, 2016

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 31, 2016

    With thanks to Tom Sharp, Amanda Cramer, Sue Middleton and Vanessa Roberts.

    £100.00

  • Lesley Ravenscroft

    Lesley Ravenscroft

    Oct 31, 2016

    A brilliant cause - thank you Jean

    £100.00

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Jean Sharp

Jean Sharp

Derby, United Kingdom

As some of you know, I visited Palestine last year. I was very moved by the sights I saw and the people I met and wanted to return to see what I could do in my own little way to assist in getting justice and equal rights for all who live there.

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