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Give Gaza Kids some Hope and Play

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]As expected, the end result was slightly less polished than the James Bond version... enjoy it, the tourists standing on the bridge listening to my sound effects certainly did... [/p][p][/p][p][lt]object style="width: 425px; height: 350px;" width="425" height="350" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/lSU2yItOghs" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"[gt][lt]param name="data" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lSU2yItOghs" /[gt][lt]param name="quality" value="high" /[gt][lt]param name="wmode" value="transparent" /[gt][lt]param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lSU2yItOghs" /[gt][lt]/object[gt]Overall we are looking to raise £17,000 for a psychosocial and educational programme for 500 Gaza children. The kids will get: [/p][ul][li]Supplementary education to strengthen Arabic and Maths skills[/li][/ul][ul][li]Therapeutic arts, crafts, poetry and drama classes[/li][/ul][ul][li]Festival days at the end of the 4 month period. [/li][/ul][p]Our partner the Canaan Institute and its Director Issa Saaba have worked with over 400,000 kids in Gaza for more than 20 years and are held in high regard by the local population. Ask any Gazan adult about Issa and they will probably say they attended one of his activities when they were little![/p][p]What do you get? [/p][ul][li]Satisfaction in the knowledge that your hard-earned cash goes directly to a good cause. £34 will go straight towards funding one child to take part in 4 months worth of activities. I am covering the costs of the jump myself so any donation you make goes straight to the project.  Iyas, Tony and I (who collectively comprise Hope and Play's UK registered entity) absorb any costs associated with the charity so again, [b]all money raised through the charity goes to directly into buying arts and crafts materials, books, swings etc etc - we don't have overhead costs. [/b][/li][/ul][ul][li]Updates as the project progresses, and some very nice pictures/end report/hopefully video footage when the programme ends. [/li][/ul][ul][li]Footage of me as I hurl myself into the abyss surrounded by bemused Swiss tourists, for proof/cheap entertainment purposes.[/li][/ul][ul][li]For the highest donor, the opportunity to dictate what I should do for my next fundraiser (although you are all welcome to give suggestions, there may be a prize involved for the most original idea...).[/li][/ul][ul][li]For the top five donors some (highly) original Gaza artwork by the kids in question - if you have never seen fluorescent statues made out of pink coloured pasta, you are missing out (it may take a while for me to get it to you, but I promise you will receive it eventually).[/li][/ul][p]UK taxpayes can tick the GiftAid option, where the UK Government adds 25% to your donation. [/p][p]If you have questions, contact us at info@hopeandplay.org. And please visit our website - [url=http://www.hopeandplay.org/]http://www.hopeandplay.org/[/url] and join our facebook page  - [url=https://www.facebook.com/hopeandplay]https://www.facebook.com/hopeandplay[/url] - for regular updates.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

26 Oct 2013


Aug 23, 2014



Nov 18, 2013

Rosemary and Mark

We can't believe you did that, Saskia! Well done and for such a wonderful, hopeful cause too. With our love, Rosemary and Mark

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 10, 2013


You are a braver woman than I am. Great effort!


Nov 7, 2013


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2013

Pete Otaqui

Well done!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 7, 2013

Leza & Jonny

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 6, 2013


Hope this can still be useful for the kids Sas.


Nov 2, 2013

Asha Lad

Sas -well done with the jump and being crazy enough to do it! Looking forward to the updates on hope and play for all the great work you are doing x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 2, 2013


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2013


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Saskia Marsh

Saskia Marsh