x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Sharjah ladies support Big Heart for Syrian Refugee Children campaign

Some fundraising projects include donating a day¿s salary, the sale of branded scarves and a suhoor charity event.

The Sharjah Ladies Club is raising funds in support of Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed's Big Heart for Syrian Refugee Children campaign.

The founder of the campaign is Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. She is the first Arab woman to be appointed an eminent advocate of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Some fundraising projects include donating a day's salary, the sale of branded scarves and a suhoor charity event.

"Sharjah Ladies Club has a reputation for attracting ambitious ladies who have a fresh way of thinking, and we are now putting together our imaginative spirits and compassion to lessen the suffering of innocent young angels who have no homes, no country and no rights," said Amna Al Shanasi, managing director at Sharjah Ladies Club.

Sheikha Jawaher's efforts have motivated the club to explore innovative fundraising ideas, she added.

The Big Heart for Syrian Refugee Children campaign is giving Dh6.6 million to help 12,000 families with an average of six children each. They have all fled the Syrian civil war in which an estimated 100,000 have died and 1.9 million have sought refuge in countries including Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Libya.

"Syrian children now know that they will always have loving sisters and mothers in Sharjah," said Noura Al Noman, director of the executive office of Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed.

Funds are collected through Salam Ya Seghar, which is endorsed by Sheikha Jawaher. To donate, text "donate" to your mobile provider. Etisalat users should send the text to: 2000 to give Dh10, 2002 (Dh50), 2003 (Dh100), while du users should text to: 9965 (Dh10), 9967 (Dh50), 9968 (Dh100).

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