Thank you to all who supported our fundraising event. Around 70 people came and we raised £3,500.
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.
(Left to right) Franca Fiabane, Colin Firth, Sam Pisano and Mohammad Antabali
A nice writeup of our successful March 26 event, from the National Health Service Foundation Trust Website:
Join us on Sunday 26 March 2017 at AlWaha Restaurant, 75 Westbourne Road, W2 4UL from 1:00 to 4:00pm, for a delicious buffet of home-made Lebanese food from one of London’s top Middle Eastern Restaurants.
The buffet is £20 per person (drinks provided) and half of all proceeds will go to Palmyra Relief, to help get prosthetic limbs for Syrian children in great need.
We are honored that Palmyra Relief trustee Franca Fiabane was recently featured in an article at the NHS Foundation Trust website.
In the article, Franca, who is the Serious Incidents Support Manager at the NHS Trust, describes the motivation and important mission she and her husband, Mohammed Antabli, share in founding the charity, and the focus on getting prosthetic limbs for Syrian children in need.
You can read the article here.
A recent barrel bombing on Idlib made yet another young Syrian child into a victim. This time, young as Abdulbasit Taan Al-Satouf lost both of his legs.
His plight has gotten worldwide attention, as video footage captured the aftermath of the bombing, as the child cries out for his father, “Daddy, pick me up!”
Tens of thousands of children just like Abdulbasit have lost arms, legs, or both as a result of the conflict in Syria. Palmyra Relief is working to help these children get prosthetic limbs as a start toward rebuilding lives that have been upended as a result of the war.
Please help us help the children.
This is Mahmoud. He’s five years old.
He lived in Aleppo, Syria.
He lost his arm in Aleppo, in the bombing that is a tragic part of Syria’s ongoing conflict.
An arm is not all Mahmoud lost. This precious little boy is also an orphan.
Palmyra Relief wants to give Mahmoud a reason to hope, and help him have a better childhood, by helping him get a prosthetic arm.
Every pound or dollar helps.
Please help us help Mahmoud by donating whatever you can…
Many thousands of children have lost arms and/or legs as a result of the conflict in Syria. Palmyra Relief is helping them get prosthetic limbs. We want every injured Syrian child to be able to say “Yes, I Can!” After you’ve watched this amazing video, please help us help the children by making a donation to Palmyra Relief.