£210

raised by 4 supporters
Firefly International

Firefly at 20

Scottish charity Firefly International is 20 years old this year. To celebrate we are creating a new award in honour of Firefly's inspirational founder Ellie Maxwell.
Closes on 12/04/2019
Charity Registration No: SC028744
About the charity

Firefly International

Firefly International supports children affected by conflict creating safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for young people to learn, thrive and grow. We are currently working in Turkey with Syrian refugees (Firefly Syria) and in Bosnia (Svitac)

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Firefly International is 20 years old this year. To celebrate we are creating a new award in honour of Firefly's founder Ellie Maxwell.

Ellie was just 21 and a student at Edinburgh University when she founded Firefly International, a Scottish charity with a mission to foster multi-ethnic youth projects in Bosnia and elsewhere. To fund Firefly in the beginning, Ellie enlisted fellow Edinburgh University students to help raise money.

Ellie died in 2009, of complications from cancer. Ellies life was cut short, but her work continues. Through her initiative, Firefly continues to thrive and grow.

Firefly International is a volunteer based charity which supports locally led partners who work with children and young people in current and post conflict regions. Working in Bosnia, Turkey and Syria we lead projects, that provide safe spaces, opportunities and activities that improve the life chances of children living in very difficult and dangerous situations.

Firefly will mark the 20 year anniversary with an event at The Old College, Edinburgh University. The evening will feature a spectacular light installation by artist Bruce Munro, art exhibits by Derek Robertson and Iman Tajik. Words from Marjorie Lofti Gill and Amal Azzudin, Bosnian music and the launch of The Ellie Maxwell Award.

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Anonymous

6 days ago

Keep up your brilliant mission in honor of its fabulous founder

£100.00

William Glasson

19 days ago

Anonymous

22 days ago

Sorry not to be there!

Marianne Scrope

22 days ago

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Firefly International
Firefly International

Firefly International supports children affected by conflict creating safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for young people to learn, thrive and grow. We are currently working in Turkey with Syrian refugees (Firefly Syria) and in Bosnia (Svitac)

Charity Registration No: SC028744

http://fireflyinternational.org/

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