Coffee Morning at Holy Trinity Parish centre in aid of Gaza hospital

There will be a coffee morning in the parish hall at Holy Trinity, Houghton Street, Southport, on Saturday 4th October, from 10.30 am to 12,00noon, to raise funds for the Al-Alhi  Anglican hospital in Gaza. Entry is £1.50 to include drink & tea cake. 

This event has been organised in response to an appeal for urgent aid, as the hospital struggles to provide critical healthcare services to anyone in need, following 51 days of Israeli air strikes on Gaza. One of more than 35 institutions run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the hospital is striving to meet the increased demands on its already-overburdened staff, who have tended to the wounded despite being surrounded by conflict, the challenges of diminishing medical supplies, and their own fatigue. Like all health care centres in Gaza, Al Ahli hospital is experiencing shortages in medicine, fuel, and food for both patients and those in the community who need help.

The Israeli bombardment of Gaza damaged 50 health care centres and 17 hospitals, some completely destroyed.  The Al Ahli hospital suffered minor structural damages,  including its ventilation system that serves the operating theatre and the emergency room. In addition, windows have been broken in many buildings, as well as in the new diagnostic centre.

Over 2100 Palestinians have been killed and over 11,200 injured, the majority being women and children. 94 Palestinian families have been wiped out. Over 520,000 Palestinians (over 30% of the population) have been displaced, with over 17,200 homes destroyed and nearly 38,000 damaged but still not habitable.

The Anglican Al Ahli hospital is doing some amazing work in very difficult circumstances and requests continued prayers and financial support.

Funds raised will go towards:

•             Medicines and materials for treating the injured.

•             Psychosocial support for women and children traumatised by the conflict.

•             Food for people in urgent need.

•             Hiring new staff to cope with the influx of patients.

•             Vital new equipment, including an X-ray machine, as many of the wounded have fractures and broken bones.

Over 2100 Palestinians have been killed and over 11,200 injured, the majority being women and children. 94 Palestinian families have been wiped out. Over 520,000 Palestinians (over 30% of the population) have been displaced, with over 17,200 homes destroyed and nearly 38,000 damaged but still not habitable.

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