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Sing for Syrians this Christmas

Be part of our UK wide fundraiser


Sing like they can hear us!

Singing for Syrians harnesses the power of music to raise money for Syria’s most vulnerable.  

Kick off the festive season with a night of carols and joy at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster. Our ever popular Singing for Syrians carol service is back, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever.

Join Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Hassan Akkad, Julie Christie and John McCarthy for a beautiful candlelit service, packed with your favourite carols and readings, followed by an exclusive drinks and canape reception, to be held after the concert at Church House. This year we hope to raise £120,000 and we can’t do it without you.

Generously sponsored by Xerjoff.

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Carol Concert, St Margaret’s Church, London and Drinks Reception, Church House - 1st December

Enjoy a festive carol service, as well as readings by surprise special guests followed by an exclusive drinks & canapes reception.

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Give the best gift, as all online donations are doubled during this week

Double your donation for 7 days between 1-8 December 2022.

Match Funding

Fundraise for Syria this Christmas and hold your own event

Join communities up and down the country for a festive fundraiser.

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There are 14.6 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria. 90% of the population lives in poverty and 2 million are in informal settlements without access to basic services. All funds raised go directly to health and education projects that are supporting the livelihoods of Syrian doctors and teachers as well as vital services to their local communities. We know the people we work with as well as the communities we serve, and over the last year alone we’ve helped over 26,000 Syrians.

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An incredible Christmas gift

Save the date, double your donation 1-8 December.

Put Syria on your gift list this Christmas. We’ve secured match funding, which means that any funds raised online during 1-8 December will be matched by our generous pledgers. Help us reach our £25,000 match funding target and directly support vital health and education services in vulnerable Syrian communities.

Match Funding

Hold Your Own

Hold your own fundraising event and see what incredible things can happen when people come together.

Add your voice to the Singing for Syrians campaign by holding a fundraising event.

It could be a choir service, gig, karaoke night, school assembly or even a bake sale – there’s lots of ways to get involved. As well as having a great time, you’ll be helping us reach our £120,000 fundraising target.

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About Hands Up

Hands Up was set up by four British friends. Inspired by our time in Damascus, we wanted to remind our friends in Syria that they have not been forgotten. For us, ‘Syria’ is the noise, colour and scent of spice souks, the birthplace of modern civilisation and the definition of hospitality. The idea behind everything we do is simple and positive; gather people together and remind them of Syria’s rich culture while helping to provide education & health services for the most vulnerable Syrian communities.

Our flagship campaign, Singing for Syrians started in 2014, developed by our Chair, George Butler with Victoria Prentis MP. It is one of our most successful campaigns and ensures that we raise vital funds to support our work on the ground.

Hands Up is run by the team in London and governed by its Board of Trustees. Read more about our people here.

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