Help Families in Need

Fundraising campaign by Lara Homaidan
  • £739.00
    Donated So Far
Raised offline: £9,800.00
Total: £10,539.00
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We are Cwtch Pals (Cwtch is a Welsh cuddle) based in Pembrokeshire, Wales

We’re raising the funds desperately needed to help families escape the ongoing bombing and ensuing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and reach safety in Egypt.

February saw Cwtch Pals fund two families to cross the border and we now need your help to raise more funds.

Currently, the border crossing fees are a staggering $5,000 (£4,000) per person.

Please help us to help our next family:

They are a family of five and have been close friends of Lara (part of Cwtch Pals) for over 20 years from when I taught English in Gaza City.

The daughter who was only 5 at the time and would often visit the classroom armed with gifts of chocolate for Lara and sit on her lap while she taught the class.

Over the years, they’ve continued their friendship and it has been a joy to watch this lovely family grow up.

Sadly, our family not only lost their home but also the next home they evacuated to in a bombing that left them injured, killed their beloved pets and tragically killed their neighbours.

Mother and daughter were eventually evacuated to Egypt so the daughter could continue with multiple surgeries on a very badly broken leg but sadly, the rest of the family had to remain in Gaza.

The family have never been apart before and they are desperate to be together again.

In Gaza, they are existing with no electricity or water, are in constant fear of the bombs and are extremely traumatised from what they have endured so far.

They lived a happy life in Gaza: the daughter working as a broadcaster and journalist; her father as a journalist and in PR; one brother had graduated from university, the youngest still in high school and mum keeping the family together and raising kind, hard working children.

Now they are scared, injured and absolutely desperate to be reunited.

When we have raised the border crossing fees for them, we will then help other families in need to do the same.

We forge long-lasting links and friendship with the families we help and will continue to offer our support to them in any way we can.

We will not stop but your support is so desperately needed.

Please help us to help families live.

Organizer

Donors

  • Tasha Murray
  • Donated on Apr 21, 2024
£20.00
  • Tony Canal
  • Donated on Apr 05, 2024
  • Free Palestine, Palestine Forever. With love from California

£4.00
  • Puck Jackson
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2024
£5.00
Mar 21

Success So Far

Update posted by Lara Homaidan at 08:28 pm

Thank you so much for all the donations.We’ve managed to cover the costs of one person’s travel and are very nearly at our first target of funding the travel for two more which means a family will be reunited after months apart.After that, we’ll be able to help more people

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Donors & Comments

24 donors
  • Tasha Murray
  • Donated on Apr 21, 2024
£20.00
  • Tony Canal
  • Donated on Apr 05, 2024
  • Free Palestine, Palestine Forever. With love from California

£4.00
  • Puck Jackson
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2024
£5.00
  • Rachel Sharpe
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2024
£10.00
  • Kevin Saint
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2024
£50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2024
£10.00
£20.00
  • Tasha Murray
  • Donated on Mar 22, 2024
£10.00
  • E gold
  • Donated on Mar 20, 2024
£30.00
  • meg cook
  • Donated on Mar 20, 2024
£20.00
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£739.00
Donated So Far
Raised offline: £9,800.00
Total: £10,539.00

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