At the Palmyra Relief Buffet Fundraiser on Sunday March 26, we were honoured to have one of our most dedicated patrons, actor Colin Firth, join us. Colin has been a committed Palmyra Relief supporter since its creation. We are deeply grateful for his continued support, and for joining us in our efforts to help the children.
Here are some selected photos from the March 26 Palmyra Relief fundraising event, held at Alwaha Restaurant. More than 70 Palmyra Relief supporters joined us to help the children of Syria who have lost limbs.
Our aim was to raise funds for Mahmud, who lost his arm in his home town of Aleppo, in one of the many bombings that are now a tragic part of Syria’s ongoing conflict.
Mahmud came to our attention via a health centre called Will Steps (run by Dr Hamza Diab). Our founder Mohammad Antabli visited the centre during his trip to Gaziantep in November 2016.
The centre works exclusively with Ottobock, the German company that specialises in prosthetics and who has trained all the staff at Will Steps. Mohammad was impressed with the level of professionalism and skill he saw.
Palmyra is now in a position to start working with Will Steps to provide a prosthetic arm for Mahmud. Please follow our website for updates.
The day was made truly memorable by all our guests who came from far and wide.
Particular thanks must go to musicians Roskar Nasan (oud) and Louai Alhenawi (ney flute and drum) who played wonderfully.
Huge thanks to Alwaha Restaurant Chefs (Ayman En Nafakh and Ali Younes) and all other staff who provided delicious food and worked really hard to make the event so successful.
We were also honoured to welcome one of Palmyra Relief’s patrons, actor Colin Firth. Colin has been a committed Palmyra Relief supporter since its creation. We are deeply grateful for his continued support.
A nice writeup of our successful March 26 event, from the National Health Service Foundation Trust Website: