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Just hours left to donate – David Reynolds reflects on the appeal for Al Ahli Hospital Gaza

Dublin & Glendalough Council for Mission’s fundraising appeal for Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza city closes tomorrow evening, Friday June 11. After close of business tomorrow it will no longer be possible to donate to the appeal via the Christ Church Cathedral website.

David Reynolds, Diocesan Reader at Christ Church Bray, is one of the people who has walked 100 kilometres – the distance from Gaza city to Jerusalem – during the three weeks of the appeal.

You can donate to the fundraising efforts securely via the Christ Church Cathedral website at: christchurchcathedral.ie/al-ahli/. Once you have chosen the amount you wish to donate you will be given the option to sponsor one of the walkers if you wish to do so.

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. The hospital is run by the Diocese of Jerusalem and 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.

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