Charity’s Lottery boost
CHILDREN OF Peace, a new UKbased multi-faith charity that aims to help children in the Middle East, has won a £10,000 grant from the Lottery Fund. It is the first non-governmental organisation to benefit from the Small Grants strand of the Lottery’s international programme. The charity depends on close involvement from Israelis and Palestinians. “We’re all here for the same purpose,” said chief executive Richard Martin. “To look after the children, the forgotten victims of a long-term conflict.”
Children of Peace’s patron is Madonna, and goodwill ambassadors include journalist Ann Leslie; up-andcoming Israeli singer Liel; Labour MP Louise Ellman; and Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood.