Tony Kerstein, a young at heart 75-year-old volunteer at Goods for Good, tells us about the charity work that keeps him active and happy.
41-year old Alena was a well-to-do, middle class woman from Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine. She had a large home and a good income. She was single and wanted to share her life with someone else, so decided to adopt. In 2012, Darina entered Alena’s life, aged 3. Darina had special needs, she was ill and developmentally young for her age.
We are very excited, and even more grateful, to have hit the £10million milestone since our inception just over three years ago.
Benjamin Maugain’s Mont Blanc Climb was an incredible feat of strength and endurance. In July 2017, he single-handedly ascended 4,810 meters of the French Alps’ highest peak. His goal was to raise money for Goods for Good and help us with our aid efforts in war-torn countries in the Middle East.
I have just returned from ten days visiting the camps outside Erbil, fifty miles from Mosul, in Kurdistan. I left high school in London this summer, and wanted to do something to help.
Globally, there are 40m people displaced by conflict. And millions more affected by natural disaster. The UK has surplus goods that can ease their suffering and vulnerability. Blankets, clothes, hygiene products. We just need to get it to them.
With pictures like this one arriving in my email box from charity partners in Syria, the Monastery of Saint James in Qara - I know that I must appeal to you for your urgent help. This Antiochian orthodox church is leading a coalition of different churches like Baptists, Evangelicals, Protestant, Syrian Orthodox helping tragic victims of war, no matter what religion they are. The devastation and ruin all over country means that thousands of people are living on the streets in the most tragic, unimaginable and appalling circumstances.