Leeds Friends of Syria is a society, at the University of Leeds, which was founded as a direct response to the violence and human rights violations taking place in Syria. They seek to contribute to international efforts to stop violence and provide humanitarian aid to those in need. The group is primarily based at the University of Leeds but is open to all those who share their goals and values, in the Leeds area and beyond.
The Leeds Friends of Syria GIAG was also an opportunity to fundraise for 'Hand in Hand for Syria', a charity which the group regularly fundraises for. Also the event was a great opportunity to sample traditional Syrian food which was kindly provided by the society's Syrian members.
Christine Gilmore is the society's President and Hannah Dudley is the Treasurer. Hannah and Alice Hale ran the Leeds Friends of Syria and welcomed both old and new members.
'Leeds Friends of Syria' will be hosting a number of events this week to mark Human Rights Week (Monday 25th - Friday 29th November) - details are below:
Wednesday 27th November
- 10am-4pm: Stitch for Syria and Letters of Love for Syria https://www.facebook.com/events/659871160710053
- 6pm-7:30pm: Syria's Lost Generation: What hope for children born in war? https://www.facebook.com/events/200029520181170
- 5pm-9pm: Refugee in Focus https://www.facebook.com/events/458670944241629
Follow them on Twitter @LeedsForSyria