The Christmas Offering
The Christmas day offering for 2018 will be divided between two charities. These charities both do excellent work enhancing the lives of children.
The amount to be raised to be shared between the charities is £1655.76
The chosen charities are 'abcdbethlehem' and 'Hannah's holidays'
Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability
Improving the quality of life of children with disabilities across the West Bank
(Taken from their website)
We identify disabilities at the earliest possible age - when treatment can have the maximum effect for both the child and the the family
We provide ongoing treatment programmes
We fund individual children's specialist equipment - prosthetics and orthotics, wheelchairs, walking and seating aids, spectacles and hearing aids
We cover the cost of surgery, medication and therapy sessions
We support the children's families through education and provide home modifications
We fund upgrade training and developmental programmes for therapists
Our music therapy programme helps traumatised children to express themselves and come to terms with their lives
Above all - we help overcome the taboos still associated with disability - by taking the whole child and giving them hope and opportunity, enabling them to reach their optimum potential and find and rightful place in their society.