Islamic Relief Australia held a charity event entitled ‘Keep Them Warm’ on 23 January at Glacage at Chapel Road. The event successfully raised funds for people in Syria who are in desperate need of food, water and shelter especially during the harsh winter season. It is part on an on going appeal by Islamic Appeal as they raise funds for Syria.

‘Keep them Warm’ provided the opportunity for 150 attendees: friends, family and community to come together for a worthy cause.

While the cause is dire, the event itself was by no means a solemn one.

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Islamic Relief provided an enjoyable atmosphere, one where guests were transported into an enchanted garden and enjoyed henna art, animal petting zoo, face painting, portrait photography, performances and an auction.

As deserts of all kind were lined up on a wooden table under a wooden archway the volunteers all dressed in a floral theme, the women with rose crowns on their heads began to sign guests in for the relaxing and fun day.

“It was a great afternoon for the whole family. There was good food and fun activities in a relaxed setting,” one of the guests, Sarah Chaabo. “It was the first of its kind that I’ve been too”.

Support Islamic Relief as they continue to support and help those in the war ravished country: by phone 1300 308 554, Acc Name: Islamic Relief Australia, BSB: 032070, Acc No: 465272