Bishop Graham and Ben Bradshaw in conversation 7 June 2013

Thank you to our patron, Bishop Graham and his wife for kindly opening their garden and offering us Granary Court for our fundraising evening. Over 100 people listened to Ben Bradshaw MP and Bishop Graham spent time in conversation about the Middle East covering a wide range of topics, from the impact of the current Middle East situation on the lives of Palestinians and especially those in the camps. Both spoke knowledgeably about the area and their fears for the future, for example the continued growth of settlements. But also about the importance of grass roots projects such as JAEP who by working with the local population give them hope for a future and also that they are not forgotten by the wider world. The purpose of the evening, our most successful to date, was to raise awareness of our project, to thank our sponsors, to provide an update and show a video of Anne’s recent visit to Dheisheh & Al Quds. The evening raised over £1600, the food and wine was sponsored by Waitrose.