Queen Noor pledges heartfelt support to AMAR at fundraising dinner

Published November 25th, 2009 - 08:34 GMT

On Thursday 19th November 2009 Her Majesty Queen Noor and Princess Sara bint Talal joined international dignitaries at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel, Knightsbridge, to renew their commitment to the AMAR International Charitable Foundation.


The evening, themed ‘1001 Arabian Nights’, raised essential funds for AMAR’s Primary Health Care Centres, mobile health clinics, Women Health Volunteer programmes and education programmes that support the most vulnerable populations of Iraq and Lebanon. 


Speaking to AMAR supporters at the event, Her Majesty Queen Noor who is internationally renowned for her work on conflict recovery and poverty, said:


“AMAR brings hope where security is lacking and people are displaced, traumatised and struggling to survive.  In our region communities suffer disproportionately from displacement, losing homes, lives and identities.  That’s why I believe so strongly in the work of AMAR and why I want to express my heartfelt admiration and support tonight.


“Already AMAR is helping half a million people in Iraq and Lebanon and with your help they can strengthen and extend the help and hope their projects provide to needy communities.  This is the way to create security and to build a future that is more stable and more peaceful.”


Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Executive Chairman of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, said:


“The generosity of Her Majesty Queen Noor and all of AMAR’s supporters has allowed us to provide life-saving health care and essential education to over half a million people in vulnerable communities in Iraq and Lebanon.  Their renewed commitment to the Foundation will help us to continue and to expand in order to benefit more people in desperate need.”


Baroness Nicholson extended a special thank you to Mr Shwan Al-Mulla for i2’s generous sponsorship of the event, and to Mr Al-Dahwi from Zain who presented a cheque for $50,000 to add to their continued sponsorship of the charity. 

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