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Posted On: 22 January 2009 08:32 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

QR1mn raised for children of Gaza conflict

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LEADING women of Qatar raised QR1mn as emergency relief to the children of Gaza at a special fundraising reception held last Thursday at the Four Seasons Hotel. The event, organised by three Rota volunteers, Hasna Nada, Reem al-Reifi and Mona al-Naimi, was enhanced by a charity auction that was held on the occasion. HE Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh al-Thani, member of Rota Board of Directors, and HE Sheikha Ghalia bint Mohamed al-Thani, the Minister of Public Health, along with the spouses of ministers and ambassadors, were among the 75 VIP women who attended the event. “We all see the humanitarian crisis that Gaza faces. With over 50% of its population being children, our support for the improvement of the living and educational conditions in the Gaza Strip is of critical importance” HE Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh al-Thani said. During the ladies-only reception, Rota’s distinguished guests bid for several auction items that were donated by the Souq Waqif Art Center, Blue Salon, Balquis Gallery, Dados Spa, AND, W Hotel and Al Salam in support of the children of Gaza. Sheikha Aisha also donated a calligraphy painting worth $100,000 to be auctioned for the same cause. However, the prestigious event would not have been so successful without the valuable support of Four Seasons Hotel which generously offered its hospitality. This reception was only one of the many awareness and fundraising efforts of Reach Out To Asia and Al Fakhoora Student Campaign in support of the children and youth of Gaza. Those interested in contributing can send their donations to “Rota” at QNB A/c No 0035-004919-004 or SMS the word “Rota” to 2456 to donate QR15.