On behalf of Palmyra Relief, we are saddened to hear of the death today of great humanitarian and actor, Alan Rickman. We offer our deepest sympathies to his wife Rima Horton, as well as his family, friends and legions of fans.
Among his many countless humanitarian efforts, Alan was a founding patron and generous and tireless supporter of Palmyra Relief and our effort to provide prosthetic limbs for Syrian children. We were so very honored and humbled by his support for our cause, and his friendship.
Alan was a truly gracious, generous, talented, witty, charismatic and heart-felt force in this world. Rest in peace, Alan. You will be missed.
On Sunday, 13 April, we held the launch event for Palmyra Relief, at AlWaha Restaurant in London. We were pleased to have as special guests Palmyra Relief Patrons Alan Rickman and Rima Horton. Here are a few photos from the event.
During the event, Brazilian-Lebanese performer Nanny Assis performed a new song he wrote for Palmyra Relief, called “Sahdonee” (Help Me).
Maria Decker, Palmyra Relief Board member Franca Fiabane, and Palmyra Patrons Alan Rickman and Rima Horton
Palmyra Relief Founder Mohammed Antabli, and performer Nanny Assis
Crafts and artwork created by Syrian refugees were displayed