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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.

From left to right. Franca Fiabane, Colin Firth, Sam Pisano and Mohammad Antabali.

From left to right. Franca Fiabane, Colin Firth, Sam Pisano and Mohammad Antabali.

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.