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Empowering the Widows of Mesopotamia

Fundraising for Help the Needy

102 %
raised of £20,000 target
by 362 supporters
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Help the Needy

Our mission is to provide for the least fortunate orphans and widows worldwide. Our sponsorships provide food, healthcare, shelter, primary education and all life essentials. We currently also respond to natural disasters wherever they may be.

Charity Registration No. 1059951



Thank you for visiting our Walk for Iraq 2011 fundraising page.
We are delighted to announce that we have completed a 23km walk from Glynde to Seaford in the UK on Saturday 10th of September 2011. All funds are being donated to Help the Needy Charitable Trust (, a UK registered charity (Reg. No. 1059951) which provides aid to orphans and widows. The charity's focus for this year is the "Empowering the Widows of Mesopotamia" project by Help the Needy Charitable Trust working with Dr. Lamees Ibrahim, in which we hope to raise a minimum of £20,000 with your support.
We aim to radically improve lives of many widows by helping them attain job placements, better healthcare and education. Helping these women to become self-sufficient will therefore help their families and children, aiding in the redevelopment of Iraq. Your donation will allow this goal to be achieved.
The challenging journey we have set for this year is rated with a toughness of 8 out of 10 which took place through lush valleys, Saxon settlements and then through to the beautiful chalky cliffs of the Seven Sisters. It is your support that will drive us forward and make a difference to the lives of the widows and their families.
If you are overseas, will convert your local currency into GBP (pounds). Please note: If you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
For more information on the project, please visit
If you have any questions please email

Participants (in alphabetical order)
Fatima Abdul-Hamid
Reem Abunahl
Mustafa Agha
Laila Ahsan
Ibtihal Al-Asaadi
Olla Al-Dulaimi
Baydaa Al-Greity
Sara Al-Kader
Rusul Al-Matoq
Ahmed Al-Nagar
Eihab Al-Nakib
Noor Al-Nakib
Zainab Al-Rikabi
Rhiem Al-Saadi
Nadia Al-Shadhir
Shaima Al-Sitrawi
Zynab Ameen
Mariam Amir
Zaynab Asaadi
Sammer Astarabadi
Yasser Astarabadi
Aya Bdaiwi
Reem Barazanji
Yasmin Begum
Elizabeth Block
Hussien Daami
Zainab El-Deen
Austen El-Osta
Harry Fear
Rasha Hassan
Lamees Ibrahim
Ashley Inglis
Russell Inglis
Jeehan Karim
Ali Khalid
Hamza Khayoun
Enas Khedair
Nadia Maliki
Husain Makke
Rafif Mansour
Rana Muwahid
Rihab Naief
Dania Omar
Sally Osman
Rafal Ridha
Jumana S
Samira Said
Boushra Taraza
Somaya Uqba
Rim Walid
Sara Wylie
Suzanne Wylie
Offline Donations:
Rim Walid: £20.00
Hajar Al Kuhtany: £5.00
Reem Abunuhal: £150
Rana Mwahid: £300
Zainab El-Deen: £395.48
Shaima Alsitrawi: £40
WFI T-Shirts: £40
Iraq Relif Charity Dinner: £1824.75
£100 from TALKTALK (Sammer Astarabadi) 
£40  from fatimah gammage  
£30  from kawther shoaiby
£50  from Ann Fischer  
£50  from Elizabeth Block and her friends.
£152 from Canadian University (Canada)
£750 from Lamees Ibrahim luncheon
Best Wishes
Yasser Astarabadi
UK Team Lead
Walk for Iraq


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