On 13th April Liz Coombes,
music therapist and manager of Project Beit Sahour took part
in the 10K “Right to Movement” Running Event in Bethlehem Palestine
to raise money for our continuing work in that part of the
world. The day dawned with a cloudless sky, and it proved to
be one of the hottest days of Liz’s time in Bethlehem.
Arriving in the starting area at 7am, Liz was treated to a vibrant
atmosphere. There was a mixture of Arabic music and club
numbers pumping out on the sound system. Spirits were high
with a lot of enthusiastic dancing and flag waving. After a
physical warm-up on stage led by the organisers, they were

The track wound through the
town of Bethlehem, through one of the refugee camps and then
doubled back into town. The final 250 meters was a grueling
uphill struggle, but Liz made it and, we are proud to say, won her
age group! She has the T shirt and medal. Liz says she
has never run in such high temperatures, but crowd support and the
excitement of this new event spurred her on.