Thursday, 28 January 2010

Aims of 2010 Goodwill Walk thru Holy Land

To raise sponsorship money for the Bethlehem Children of God Home.
They take in mentally & physically handicapped children from Muslim and Christian families who are unable to care for them.
There are currently 14 places in BCGH.We are hoping to assist in an expansion to 50 places.
On a day to day level it costs $17 (£11) for one hours physiotherapy for a child.
To obtain a sponsorship form go to and download from 'About future walks' page.
Please make cheques to 'Keighley Inter Faith Group'the money will then be given to BCGH.(Keighley is one of the largest Towns in West Yorkshire,UK.A major contribution to Keighley is made by it's large muslim population.)
Another aim of the Goodwill Walk is to make contacts to build a route for Independent Travellersfrom the Galilee,Israel through the Palestinian Territories to Jerusalm & Bethlehem.
Major work has been done incorporating the 'Jesus Trail' in Galilee into the National Israeli Trails.Also the Alternative Tour Group (based in Bethlehem) have pioneered the Nativity Trail - Nazareth to Bethlehem.
Building contacts giving local Guides' details & accommodation would encourage Independent Travellers to come visit the people of the Holy Land and put money into the local economy.