"Welcome to the Hope Christian Trust website.

(Charity Commission reference number 328456.)

Emergency appeal for Gaza.

The Trust has  been supporting the Christian Lighthouse School ( Al Minara in Arabic) for nearly 20 years. The school is in a very poor part of Gaza City and is situated between the Anglican Ahli Hospital and the Orthodox Church compound - both have been bombed and hundreds killed already. The school is standing but damaged by bomb blasts. We know the homes  of two teachers have been destroyed, we suspect  there will be more. We are sure many of the families of the 250 children will be seriously affected too by the bombing. And now the threat of genocide with the 2.3 million inhabitants deprived of water, food, fuel and medical supplies. 

We can do little at present during this war except pray but when the fighting stops there are going to be tremendous needs. We, in the Trust will focus carefully our support on the staff and the families of the school helping them in whatever way we can to rebuild their lives - supporting costs of temporary housing/shelter, buying furniture for apartments and even clothes where homes were destroyed, paying medical expenses for the injured, providing counselling for traumatised children, repairing the damaged school building. We have safe and secure procedures for making this happen and for channeling funds in the right way.


29/11/2023.To access our latest Christmas newsletter,which highlights the horrific situation in Gaza,

please click here.

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Top right hand corner of the document.


Please send whatever you can to our appeal fund. 

Cheques can be sent payable toThe Hope Christian Trust

             2, Orchard Court,


             Bristol. BS49 4TB


If you wish to send by bank transfer please e mail for bank details to  hopebethlehem@btinternet.com


Any further enquiries please contact 07970968652.


How the Trust has been able to help will be posted on this website as soon as we are able to begin to help.


The video below was made after a previous war in Gaza. It depicts perfectly what is happening again to children in Gaza in 2023




















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