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Watch: Canon Peter Campion – Rollerblading 100km for Al Ahli Hospital Fundraiser

As part of the Dublin and Glendalough Council for Mission’s fundraising efforts for Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza, Canon Peter Campion is traversing the distance from Gaza city to Jerusalem (100 kilometres) on rollerblades.

He, along with a group of people who are covering the distance on foot, is answering the call from our link diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which runs the hospital in Gaza city.

The appeal aims to raise €10,000 and runs from May 24 to June 11. To sponsor Peter or any of the walkers go to the Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, website – https://christchurchcathedral.ie/al-a…

The latest conflict in the Holy Land has put huge pressure on hospitals and the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, the Most Revd Hosam Naoum has appealed for support for Al Ahli. Although Anglicans make up a minute proportion of the population in Gaza, Al Ahli Arab Hospital serves all people of Gaza city, no matter what their religion, gender, social or political background. Dublin and Glendalough has had a link with the Diocese of Jerusalem for six years and has raised funds for the hospital previously.


Over the three weeks of this fundraiser a number of people have committed to walking 100 kilometres – the distance from Gaza city to Jerusalem. They are: Diocesan Lay Reader David Reynolds, along with other parishioners of Bray; the Revd Abigail Sines, Dean’s Vicar, Christ Church Cathedral; Lydia Monds, Bishops’ Appeal; Canon Peter Campion, Chaplain, King’s Hospital School; the Revd Martin O’Connor, Clondalkin and Rathcoole Parishes; the Revd Stephen Farrell, Rector, Zion Parish; the Revd Nigel Pierpoint, Curate, Taney Parish; the Revd Sean Hanily, Rector, Rathmichael Parish; and Canon Adrienne Galligan, Rector, Rathfarnham Parish.

If you or your parish would like to join them please email abigail@christchurch.ie

We will have an update on the fundraising target tomorrow.

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