Sudan refugees supported
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-10-16
Suppporting Sudan refugees in Tel Aviv
A 21-year-old student from Radlett in Hertfordshire has teamed up with a charity in Israel that provides a shelter to refugees from Sudan in Tel Aviv.
Rachel Ingram, was impressed by the work of the shelter while she was studying in Israel and expressed interest in supporting it.
Through the My Israel charity, which supports local projects in Israel, Ingram raised £1500 at Radlett Synagogue which has now been delivered to support the work of the shelter and its operating costs.
"When I first visited the shelter and met with the refugees, I was so moved by the struggle of these people who had escaped from genocide and found themselves homeless with no country that would take them in," said Ingram. "The similarities to our own situation after the Holocaust were obvious and as a people who had gone through the same thing and said 'Never Again', I felt it was my duty to assist them."
Danni Franks, founder of My Israel, added: "My Israel was delighted to offer its support to Rachel for this fantastic fundraising initiative and I hope Rachel's determination and vision will inspire others to raise funds and support small organisations in Israel which carry out such vital work but do not have the resources or the time to raise funds themselves."