MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALEPPO!!
It’s that time of year again, when rain turns to snow and families indulge in warming foods and cosy nights in. A time when families can come together for a welcome break, reuniting relatives and loved ones from far and wide for a few memories of festive cheer and celebration.
This Christmas, we have produced some gorgeous Greetings Cards for you to share with your friends and families. Designed by the internally displaced children enrolled on our education projects in Aleppo, Syria, these bespoke cards show some great creative flair and a fun use of colours and textures! Assigned the topic of Christmas, these cards are truly revealing, powerfully highlighting the common denominator between all children, their shared sense of hope, joy and togetherness, and their aspirations to the same goals and dreams.
So this Christmas, extend your blessings to Aleppo’s children, helping to make their dreams a reality.
Every penny raised through your contributions to our Greetings Cards will go towards funding initiatives directly on the ground, allowing us to achieve even greater success in our current school and expand to three new sites.
Each pack of 8xA5 prints retails at £6 per pack. Buy yours today and spread some warmth and merriment!
For more information on our progress in Aleppo so far, please click here.
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THANK YOU THURSDAY!
This Thursday, we'd like to give a big shout out to Matt, who's signed up for our fundraising challenge event, Cycle4Schooling! As you can see, he's already in cycling mode, and he can't wait to get started! We are so happy to have him on board, and helping us to make a difference to the lives of children in Syria!
We also caught up with Matt for a brief Q&A to find out a bit more about why he’s taking part in Cycle4Schooling, and what it means to him. Here’s what he had to say!
1) What's your name and what do you do?
My name is Matt Rabagliati. I work for a Consultancy in Old Street, London.
2) How did you hear about the cycle?
I heard about the Al Madad cycle through a friend who works at the London School of Economics.
3) There are so many other fundraising efforts out there. Why are you taking part in Cycle4Schooling?
I have an interested in the whole Middle East and I’m taking part in Cycle4Schooling as it’s a great opportunity to support disadvantaged and disabled children. I will also enjoy the physical challenge of building my personal fitness.
4) To cycle 67 miles for charity, you must truly believe in the cause. Why are you supporting Al Madad Foundation?
67 miles feels like a long way now that the cold British winter has arrived!
I’m supporting Al Madad Foundation, as I believe it is important to promote literacy as a basic human right. The decision to raise money and promote the Al Madad Foundation which helps disadvantaged and disabled children have access to education initiatives was an obvious choice.
5) What’s your top training tip?
Start training as early as possible to slowly build your fitness. Try not to just confine yourself to the gym, always try to explore new places on your cycle route! It makes the training much more fun and you get to see some great places!
6) What’s your top fundraising tip?
Raise an awareness of your charity to your sponsors so that they will feel that they are giving to a worthy cause.
7) Please give us 3 reasons why someone should join the cycle!
It’s a great way to be active, it’s for a great cause, and you get to meet interesting people along the way!
8) If you had one thought that you say was your ‘driving force’ for this, what would it be? Who are you doing this for?
The ‘driving force’ behind me doing this cycle is the opportunity to help out who have not had the same opportunities as me. I think that Al Madad Foundation's programme that runs art workshops to empower children is a fantastic initiative, and something I’d like to contribute to through fundraising as I can’t draw to save my life!
9) What’s your target to fundraise? Aiming big?
I’m aiming to raise £500 for the charity, wish me luck!
So why not take a page out of Matt's book, and sign up for Cycle4Schooling today! As he’s demonstrated, it really is easy to fundraise, and you can do this in any shape or form! Come on, register today!