Last year we raised £35,000 at our annual dinner in June for the orphan program run by Syria Relief, meaning for the last 6 months we have been providing shelter, education, clothing and food for 55 orphans trapped inside East Ghouta in Syria.
We also donated £20,000 to support a mobile prosthetic limbs clinic operating inside Syria, where it is providing life-changing treatment. It is estimated that at least 30,000 people have lost limbs as a result of the war, many of whom are women and children, those who often pay the highest toll.
It takes time to fit a new limb, in fact, patients receive a total of 3 limbs throughout their treatment – the first two are intermediate limbs which the patient wears over the course of their physiotherapy to allow their body to adapt to its new shape, then third and final one is fitted. Today, our patients can expect to receive a lightweight, strong prosthetic with highly flexible joints. The average cost of fitting a limb is £360.
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