Dublin and Glendalough’s Shine a Light appeal for Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City has now raised €210,000. Donations have continued throughout Lent and the season of Easter and our goal of €250,000 is now truly in sight. Please help us reach our target.

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far and to parishes and individuals who have organised events or taken part in our Lent campaign. Every Euro makes a difference and every cent donated will go directly to our partners in the The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem which owns and runs Al Ahli Hospital.

How the funds raise by the Shine a Light appeal will be used:

· First, the solar panels Dublin and Glendalough provided almost 10 years ago are now almost non–operational. We plan to repair and replace them as needed. These will enable a continuity of energy supply when there is no public electricity supply.

· Secondly, before the war the Diocese of Jerusalem was planning to expand its Cancer Centre at the hospital. The Centre, as with the majority of hospitals in Gaza, no longer functions as a result of the war. This too we urgently want to help to repair.

Thirdly, the diocese was poised to locate an outreach operation of its rehabilitation facility, the Princess Basma Centre in the Mount of Olives, in the Al Ahli Hospital just as the war started. The sensitive treatment and rehabilitation of children, both physically and psychologically, will be essential and will require substantial investment. Funds put aside by the diocese for this purpose will now need to be enhanced by donations, given the huge increase in need expected.

Full details – including how you can donate are on our website: https://dublin.anglican.org/…/shine-a-light-appeal-raises