On 7th October 2023 we were alerted to the awful news that Israel had been attacked by the now declared terrorist group Hamas. We were appalled and saddened by this and hoped that the problem would not escalate. Sadly this was not the case, with Israel carrying out retaliatory air strikes and attacks that have so far claimed over 5000 Palestinian lives and injured more than 15000, with the death toll still rising. Indiscriminate airstrikes continue to rain down on innocent people as Israel persists on their relentless mission to wipe out Hamas. Our goal is clear – to assist in providing relief and aid to all those affected, to try to minimise the loss of life and injury as much as possible.