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WhaleAid Aleppo

$3,225 donated
Given by 53 generous donors in around 5 months

WhaleAid Aleppo is a Whakatane-based project to raise money for relief packages for Syrian families living under siege in Aleppo.

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As we approach the 6th year of civil war within Syria, over 11 million people are homeless and at least 250,000 people are stranded under siege. While international support provides some relief, it can only go so far. Families are desperately in need of blankets, clothing, water purification tablets, water storage containers, and solar name just a few.

WhaleAid Aleppo is a finite project to raise the funds necessary to provide at least some of these necessities for the displaced refugees. The project is based in Whakatane, New Zealand's sunshine capital, and home to Whale Island. One of the fundraising initiatives is a sponsored swim from Whale Island to Whakatane (9.36km). However, we are hoping this mammoth swim will not only help raise funds, but also inspire others...maybe even you... to get behind the fundraising effort with their own initiatives.

All money raised will go directly to families in the form of ShelterBox relief packages through Mike Seawright at ReliefAid, a New Zealand-based charitable organisation with the following purpose: "We save lives and alleviate the suffering of people affected by armed conflict and natural disasters through independent and impartial humanitarian action."

If you're interested in running a fundraiser as part of the WhaleAid Aleppo project, or would like to make a donation or other contribution to the project, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Small pieces add up to make the big difference.

About us

ReliefAid helps families who are caught in the crossfire of war and have no one else to turn to.

We work directly on the ground where others are unable or unwilling to go in conflict-affected countries, providing life-saving aid.

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DnA on 23 Mar 2017

Thanks DnA! Lideweij, Moana and Geerten

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 21 Mar 2017
What a wonderful way to help the Aleppo People. May their suffering be healed and peace prevail.


Caroline Jensen
Caroline Jensen on 21 Mar 2017

Thank you

Marina on 20 Mar 2017
Well done on a huge effort on Saturday

Thanks! Well done on your effort the following Saturday!

Sue and Richard
Sue and Richard on 19 Mar 2017
Well done Emma. You are a star.

Thanks on behalf of Emma!


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This campaign started on 10 Dec 2016 and ended on 30 Apr 2017.