Great prizes on offer as local raffle bids to raise cash for medical aid to Palestine

How do you fancy a two night stay in an East Sussex glamping retreat or a slap up meal at award-winning The Crown pub? 

Well, now you have the chance to bag yourself a special treat from the Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign (HRPSC) raffle, thanks to amazing prizes donated by generous local businesses and individuals.

The annual fundraiser will raise money for the British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP ) which provides immediate medical aid to Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. 

Right now in Gaza MAP teams are on the ground providing respirators to patients in hospital, hygiene kits for quarantined families, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers, Covid-19 testing kits and antiseptics to help prevent spread of the disease. 

Gaza’s two million inhabitants have been living under a 13 year land, sea and air blockade that has destroyed much of the country’s sanitation and health infrastructure and led to economic contraction. Now, with Covid, basic health services are stretched to breaking point.

For just £2 per ticket you can support MAP’s work and the chance to win one of the following prizes:

  • Gift vouchers to stay at two stunning East Sussex glamping retreats
  • A meal for two at award-winning The Crown pub in Hastings
  • Kino cinema tickets
  • Brunch at Hayden’s Coffee shop in Rye
  • A cocktail training session at Seed Cocktail Bar
  • Gifts donated by local businesses Butler’s Emporium, Three Legs Brewery, Marrakesh Artisan and Barefoot Herbs. 

Your ticket also buys you entry to the Online Raffle Draw Extravaganza at 7pm on Sunday November 22nd when there will be a live link up to Gaza for musical entertainment from talented young Palestinian musicians, courtesy of PalMusic.

MAP’s Zahra Yassine said: ‘As winter approaches the Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to spread at an alarming rate through the occupied Palestinian territory and the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon. MAP is continuing to provide essential equipment and medical supplies to support infection control efforts and to help health workers treat those who have fallen ill from the disease.’

HRPSC Chair Katy Colley said: ‘This is a testing time for all of us but we know the need for basic healthcare is growing every day for Palestinians and the people of Hastings and Rye have a long history of reaching out and doing what they can to help.

“We are indebted to the generous donations from local businesses and individuals for these amazing raffle prizes, some of which would make great Christmas presents for friends or family.

“The Raffle Draw Extravaganza on November 22nd will be a wonderful opportunity to come together and celebrate Palestinian culture. On the night we will hear uplifting music live from talented Palestinian performers both in the UK and Gaza, uniting and reminding us that no border in the world can break our common humanity.’

To view the full list of prizes and buy your raffle tickets visit: http://www.hastingspalestinecampaign.org/raffle-for-medical-aid-for-palestinians.html

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