The children clearly enjoy their treatments – to watch a child of four who has never walked take his first steps, initially aided by the parallel bars and then to launch off unaided is truly wonderful
ABCD Latest News
Catch up with all our latest news, and please do share your ABCD exploits with us so we can tell the world!
Autumn Bulletin 2019
ABCD now in it's 34th year, works on Palestine's West Bank through local partners, the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR), based in Beit Jala near Bethlehem.
Spring Bulletin 2019
Your support has allowed ABCD to bring rehabilitation to a further refugee camp, Al Arroub near Hebron.
Palestine Marathon 2019
An intrepid group of 26 ABCD supporters had a fantastic trip to Palestine and have over £35,000 to date!
Opening of the Sensory Garden - March 22nd 2019.
The wonderful new Sensory Garden was opened in memory of one of ABCD's founder, Georgina Mortimer on the 22nd March.
Autumn Bulletin 2018
Welcome to the ABCD Autumn 2018 Newsletter. It’s a real privilege to share with you the stories of just a few of the children whose lives are being improved through rehabilitation.
ABCD at Greenbelt 2018
It was fantastic to be able to meet so many of you at Greenbelt Festival this year.
Spring Bulletin 2018
Welcome, supporters, to ABCD’s Spring Bulletin in which you will find updates on our work across the West Bank and other news regarding our support of children and their families who we are privileged to help thanks to your generous funding.
Palestinian Lunch - Hampshire
ABCD's inaugural regional Palestinian Lunch was held on 13th May at St Mary Bourne Village Hall, Hampshire.
ABCD Carol Concert 2017
ABCD's inauguaral Carol Concert was held last night in the stunning St George's Bloomsbury.
Autumn Bulletin 2017
ABCD works through Palestinian partners, the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) based in Beit Jala, The Sheepfold in Beit Sahour and two UNWRA Refugee Camps in Jalazone and Nour Shams.
Music Therapy Programme 2017
Sophie Williams, a music therapist who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, undertook at 10 week music therapy programme at the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation in 2017. The following is Sophie's report of her time in the West Bank, the numerous projects engaged with and some of the children she got to know:
Tribute to Rupert Ridge
It is with very great regret and great sadness we report the death of Rupert Ridge in his 69th year. Rupert was a past Chairman and dear friend of ABCD.