We thought long and hard about our name change, but felt that the time was right. Often we were asked “Which village do you support?” We realised that our name didn’t actually reflect the work that we did out in Palestine, and after many hours of name crunching we decided upon Working with Villages in Palestine. So fundamentally we do what we say on the tin, so to speak!
We haven’t however, changed the way we work. We are busy working hard at the moment putting together fundraisers and plans for where that money is going in Palestine. We will be concentrating on the villages we have already been working with for the past two visits. The town councils know us, and are happy for us to work there (one mayor even invited us to lunch last year as a thank you!)
This October we so far have 5 others coming out with us. We are also going to be joining up with www.footballforpalestine.com who are fundraising for us and MAP. We will be involved in a couple of the football matches (even having a ladies 5 aside match in Bil’in, UK ‘v’ Palestine) and the final which we will all attend in Jenin. In return the team will help us with olive harvest and planting trees and funding the sensory garden in Bethlehem for the children’s hospital.
As always we are amazed by the generosity of you…..our supporters, as without you none of this would happen. Please keep donating and spreading the word of what we do, we put ideas into action. Please follow us on Facebook with the most up to date information and please get in touch if you want to be involved in some way.
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Thanks to you all
Love Lisa and Elaine.
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