Palmyra Relief Fundraising event raises £3,500
March 28 2017
Palmyra Relief is a non-profit organisation with a goal to provide prosthetic limbs and follow-up care to Syrian children and young people.
The charity was set up by Mohammad Antabali, husband of CNWL’S Serious Incidents Support Manager, Franca Fiabane. Read more about how Mohammads’ first-hand experience of the Syrian conflict was the inspiration behind the creation of Palmyra Relief.
A fundraising event was held on 26 March 2017 at Al Waha restaurant in London.
The purpose of the event was to raise funds for Mahmud, a child who has tragically lost his arm due to the on-going bombings in Aleppo, Syria.
Mohammad is working with a health centre in Turkey called Will Steps, where Mahmud first came to his attention. Will Steps work with Ottobock, a German company specialising in prosthetics.
A total of £8,700 is needed to fund Mahmud’s prosthetic arm. The fundraiser at Al Waha restaurant has raised a generous £3,500. A total of £7,200 has been raised so far.
The fundraiser had the honour of hosting actor and producer Colin Firth. Mr Firth has been a patron for Palmyra Relief ever since its creation.
To learn more about their work, visit the Palmyra Relief website.