St. Katharine’s Day event raises over £400 for Hand in Hand for Syria

Written by Seb Slater on 30th November 2015. Posted in: House

A huge thank you to all who supported our event on St Katharine’s Day last week.

Mark Aitken Master

Master, Mark Aitken

The evening began with an insight to the situation for the real person inside Syria. This was presented powerfully but without drama from the co -founder of the Charity Hand in Hand for Syria, Fadi Al Dairi and Dr Orla A Barra who heads up their medical team. Their active involvement in providing humanitarian aid to the people in Syria has been their core aim of the charity since the conflict began over 4 years ago.

Untitled copy3 Fadi Al Dairi and Dr Orla A Barra

Fadi Al Dairi and Dr Orla A Barra

This was followed by a beautiful sung recital in the chapel by Paul Thomas Walsh and Nick Bland. The atmosphere created was most heartening and gave something of a real sense of the hope for humanity.

Paul Thomas Walsh and Nick Bland with The Master

Paul Thomas Walsh and Nick Bland with The Master

Carol Rider

Carol Rider

The evening concluded with a relaxed enjoyable drinks reception hosted by the Master of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, the Rev Mark Aitken, in our lounge.

Over £400 was raised for Hand in Hand on the evening.

Should you wish to know more about the work of Hand in Hand for Syria please see their website http://www.handinhandforsyria.org.uk/