Appeals: Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability

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Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability was founded in 1986 after one of the organisation's trustees spent a year working as a physiotherapist helping disabled people and children in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Since then ABCD has helped to build a rehabilitation centre, near Bethlehem, where disabled children living in both areas are medically treated. The centre is the core unit for an expanding community programme, including six day-care centres, offering families with disabilities much-needed special equipment - including artificial limbs, walking aids and adapted seating - and physiotherapy. It also sponsors local students at Bethlehem University's Physiotherapy Department to help with its work.

Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability, Wapping, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire HP18 9AL, telephone 0844 201071.

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