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Elizabeth Coombes

Liz Coombes -Music Therapy in Beit Sahour

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My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page.  [/p][p][span=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;]On 13th April Liz Coombes, music therapist and  manager of Project Beit Sahour took part in the 10K "Right to Movement" Running Event in Bethlehem Palestine to raise money for our continuing work in that part of the world.  The day dawned with a cloudless sky, and it proved to be one of the hottest days of Liz's time in Bethlehem.  Arriving in the starting area at 7am, Liz was treated to a vibrant atmosphere.  There was a mixture of arabic music and club numbers pumping out on the sound system.  Spirits were high with a lot of enthusiatic dancing and flag waving.  After a physical warm-up on stage led by the organisers, we were off![/span][/p] [p][span=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;]The track wound through the town of Bethlehem, through one of the refugee camps and then doubled back into town.  The final 250 metres was a gruelling uphill struggle, but Liz made it and, we are proud to say, won her age group!  She has the T shirt and medal.  Liz says she has never run in such high temperatures, but crowd support and the excitement of this new event spurred her on.[/span][/p][p]All monies raised will go to Music as Therapy International to support Project Beit Sahour which supports teachers and social workers who have received training in running music as therapy groups with local children. Three schools in Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Ramallah are using techniques learned from our recent training programme to support their pupils in developing creative ways to deal with the stresses of living in this part of the world.  We will be providing them with ongoing advice  and equipment to continue the excellent work they are doing.[/p][p]Staff at the schools tell us that they can see a difference in the children's behaviours and educational achievement, and we want this to continue.[/p][p]You can read more about our work on our website www.musicastherapy.org[/p][p]Every penny raised will make a difference, so even if you can only give £1, your valuable support is appreciated.[/p][p]Thank you[/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. [/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

11 Apr 2014




Well Done Liz!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Well done!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid



You're making a difference Liz, it's wonderful.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid


penny and Roger Birnstingl

well done

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Jayne Thomas

Nice one Liz!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Lynne and Steve Pantak

We'll Done

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


lisa Finlayson - Clements

Very proud of you clarinet lots of love crayon x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


David and Eileen

Well done Liz! Brilliant effort in heat of day! Great selfies! Love, David and Eileen

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Jane Robbie

Donated on behalf of Sheila Wallace (from Nethy Bridge)



Steve glascoe

Well done,

£285.00 plus £71.25 Gift Aid