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

    Weʼve raised £420 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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    Funded on Thursday, 23rd February 2017

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    Story

    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 Sharp9 months ago
      Jean Sharp

      Jean Sharp

      9 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hi Everyone It is now just a week before I fly out to Palestine. Over the last few months people have been asking me if it's safe to go to Palestine. Well, the sad terrorist attack in Westminster a few days ago shows that we can be in danger wherever we are. My thoughts are with all those affected. I'm pleased to say I have now raised £730 towards my target of £1,000. Thank you so much for your support. I will update when I get back.

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    • Jean Sharp1 year ago
      Jean Sharp

      Jean Sharp

      1 year ago

      Many thanks Aileen, that's wonderful!! x

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    • Jean Sharp1 year ago
      Jean Sharp

      Jean Sharp

      1 year ago

      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 Sharp1 year ago
      Jean Sharp

      Jean Sharp

      1 year ago

      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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    1 year ago

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    Supporters

    14

    • 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

    • Claire Winfield

      Claire Winfield

      Oct 31, 2016

      Great cause - well worth throwing yourself from a high building for!

      £20.00

    • Jane tucker slimming world

      Jane tucker slimming world

      Oct 31, 2016

      Your looking great jean and wow what a fantastic thing to do great cause

      £20.00

    • Amanda Stones

      Amanda Stones

      Oct 30, 2016

      Good luck x

      £5.00

    • Vic

      Vic

      Oct 30, 2016

      At last! 7th time of trying!

      £20.00

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    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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