On 8th December 2007, Paola, the wife of one of the founders of the Charity, pulled off that most unusual event – a surprise birthday party which was a surprise, for his 40th birthday. She asked that all gifts came as donations to Hope and Play, and crucially that none were made prior to the event to give the game away. All complied, and with the party held in the Pitcher and Piano in Richmond, Iyas and Paola’s friends and family raised about £1,500 through their generosity.

40th Birthday

These funds will all go towards the first two playgrounds we are building in Gaza and the West Bank.