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Kilburn charity in collection mission to aid people in war torn Syria

PUBLISHED: 17:21 29 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:37 29 August 2013

Iman Muhajed a trustee for tHand in Hand for Syria takes stock of the supplies at the charities storage warehouse in Kilburn , they will then be shipped this coming Saturday to Syria via Turkey (Pic credit: PA/John Stillwell)

Iman Muhajed a trustee for tHand in Hand for Syria takes stock of the supplies at the charities storage warehouse in Kilburn , they will then be shipped this coming Saturday to Syria via Turkey (Pic credit: PA/John Stillwell)

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A charity providing aid to people in war torn Syria will be collecting urgently needed items in Kilburn this Saturday.

Hand in Hand for Syria, a British medical and humanitarian relief charity, is appealing for nappies, baby milk (up to six months of age), children’s educational materials, women’s hygiene products, non-prescription medicines, winter duvets and blankets, medical equipment, children’s winter boots, new baby clothes and money as part of a nationwide day of activities.

Kilburn’s drop off point for the ‘Big Aid Drop for Syria’ is 254 Kilburn High Road (opposite Paddy Power bookmakers) from 11am to 5pm.

Iman Mujahed, event coordinator, said: “Everyone can do something that will make a difference and help ease the suffering of many in Syria.

“Be it a pencil, pack of nappies, sanitary towels, baby milk, medicine or money, our aim is to deliver it to those most in need inside Syria.

“Many people want to help, they just don’t know how to.

“Well, this is their opportunity to make a real difference to the life of one less fortunate than us.

“No piece of aid is worthless, we value all contributions and have a specified list.

“We are hoping for a good response and assure people of their aid reaching those most in need.”

To date, fifteen events and drop off points have been set up across the country and

all donations will be delivered to Syria by the charity in mid September.

Ms Mujahed added: “Donating financially to charities is one way, but donating aid like this is a much more hands-on approach.

“As the situation in Syria continues to worsen, we need to keep doing everything we can to help.”

Donations will help thousands of families affected by the shelling and aerial bombardment in Syria who are unable to escape the country.

The charity cannot accept prescription medicines, expired medicines, food items, household goods, general toys, baby and nursery equipment, used clothing, or other hygiene products.

Visit www.handinhandforsyria.org.uk for more details.


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