All 2010 posts

A very Merry Christmas and a happy 2011 to all our friends and supporters!

Thank you again dear friends for your help and the trust you placed in us. We look forward to a very active new year with you.

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Saturday December 18, 2010: flea market in favour of Lebanon Trust in Genoa, Italy

Fed up with run-of-the-mill Christmas presents? Then come and see our vintage items and curiosities from the past, in Genoa city centre, 10am to 5pm. All proceeds in favour of Lebanon Trust.

November 2010: closure of a successful year for Lebanon Trust

Lebanon Trust has closed the financial year 2009-2010, and sent a detailed report to all its donors to summarise its activities, its main accomplishments and its financial situation. Despite the difficult period due to the economic downturn, Lebanon Trust raised the necessary funds and delivered the help that we had promised. Many thanks to all our friends.

October 2010: Greetings from Lebanon to all our friends and donors

The volunteers of Lebanon Trust are in Beirut at the moment to work at the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf (FAID) and to deliver the donations to them and to the refugee kindergarten. On the left hand side, starting from top (click on the pictures to enlarge them): our Chairman Christy Kinsella (l) presenting FAID’s director Krikor Khasholian with a donation to finance one year of a speech therapist; C.Kinsella, Frosina the speech therapist, K. Khasholian; FAID’s teachers, pupils, and Lebanon Trust volunteers.

In the words of Krikor Khasholian, FAID’s Director:

On behalf of FAID, of its management, staff and pupils, I would like to express our deep appreciation of Lebanon Trust’s commitment to our Institute. Solely thanks to their fundraising efforts, we were able to employ a full-time speech therapist for the current school year, to teach our deaf children how to speak (which they otherwise could not learn). Also, the practical work carried out at the Institute by the volunteers themselves was instrumental for the proper usage and management of our facilities. Finally, their good humour was loved by the children, especially during a day of recreation and games that Lebanon Trust organised and ran.”

Also, Lebanon Trust visited the kindergarten in the refugee camp of Chatila in Beirut. It was a merry occasion of laughter, songs, candies and chocolates. Pictured left: our Chairman Christy Kinsella (l) presenting the kindergarten principal with a contribution for the reconstruction of the building’s roof; Christy with the kindergarten pupils and the Irish colours; Christy and our Treasurer Paul attending an Arabic lesson with much younger schoolmates.

Mariam, the kindergarten principal, says that:

We appreciate Lebanon Trust’s cooperation with Association Najdeh and it assistance with Chatila Kindergarten and children, where words are not enough to express our gratitude towards their generosity.”

October 2010: Lebanon Trust trip to Lebanon!

The big moment has come: the volunteers of Lebanon Trust travel to Beirut. We will give FAID our donations to finance a full-time speech therapist for a year, as we had committed to do, and will work on the school premises. Also, we will help finance a reconstruction project at a kindergarten in the refugee camp of Chatila, in Beirut.

Paul Horace would like to thank all his colleagues at SIAC Butlers Construction and all his friends for their fantastic contribution to his fundraising for Lebanon Trust

We will bring back many pictures to show what your generosity helped create!

Many thanks to Trilobes BV (NL) for their kind help – much appreciated!


September 25, 2010:
’70s-’80s-’90s disco night for Lebanon Trust (Dublin)

A disco night of seventies, eighties and nineties music and roaring fun! “The Pines” Pub, 196 Whitehall Road, Terenure, Dublin 12. From 9 pm. Tickets available at the door. For info, call Paul Horace at 087-2640133 or email us.

Our thanks to Paul Martin ( and to Declan Griffin of Griffin Digital Printers for their generous, punctual and professional help.

We raised € 845 for our charity – thank you all!

Paul Horace would like to thank all who helped him raise over 700€ so far on sponsorship cards

Many heartfelt thanks to all of you – your generosity is very much appreciated!

August 2010: Sponsorship from Symantec Corporation

Symanted Corporation has generously matched the proceeds from the May cake sale. Our thanks to the company, and especially to Jenny O’Connor and the whole Social Committee, for their continued support and encouragement over the last three years.

August 15, 2010:
flea market in Valgrisenche (Aosta, Italy)

Against the wonderful background of the Italian Alps, curiosities and old-time items on sale. The proceeds will be donated to Lebanon Trust.

Our gratitude goes to Father Angelo, to Maria Cristina and to Anna, tireless and generous friends of Lebanon Trust. Their efforts contributed € 240 to our Charity.

July 2010: fundraising for FAID

A bag-packing day in County Offaly (Ireland) in favour of FAID, by Lebanon Trust volunteers.

July 6-18, 2010: FAID Smurfs exhibition (Beirut)

Smurfs made by the children of FAID (click on the pictures) can be admired at an exhibition organised with the support of the Belgian Embassy and the telephone company Alfa. Souk Ayyas, Beirut Souks.

June 2010: Lebanon Trust logo

Our heartfelt thanks to Tanja Kling and Martina, respectively skilful creator and sponsor of our new logo. It portrays the giant columns at Baalbek, an ancient Roman city in Lebanon.

May 25, 2010: cake sale

Ireland’s yummiest home-made cakes on sale in Blanchardstown (Dublin 15) from 10 am to 3 pm – all proceeds will be devoted to Lebanon Trust.

307 € raised – many heartfelt thanks to those Lebanon Trust’s friends who baked the delights, and to those who enjoyed (and donated generously for) them!


April 2010: information about the October trip to Lebanon

All the necessary information documents and forms for the volunteers are now available – as well as material to help your fundraising. Please contact us if you are interested.

March 27, 2010: Lebanon Trust fundraising party (Zurich)

Laura’s birthday – an evening of chats, champagne, food & music – from 7pm.

We raised 1630 Swiss francs – thank you dear friends for your fantastic generosity!

March 19, 2010: Lebanon Trust fundraising party (Dublin)

at St Peregrines GAA Club, Blakestown Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 – from 8pm on. With the special guest appearance of Ireland’s newest original super band Neptune City.

1000 € were raised: many thanks to all the generous attendees for your contribution!

March 10, 2010: official recognition of Lebanon Trust as a charity by the Irish authorities

Lebanon Trust was granted charitable tax exemption under the provisions of Section 207 Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, under reference CHY 19091

January 30, 2010: Lebanon Trust plenary meeting

in Swords, Co. Dublin. Volunteers from all over Ireland and from continental Europe met to discuss current and future projects, and to plan this year’s activities.