The Hands Up Foundation

The Hands Up Foundation Christmas Appeal

We're raising £40,000 to help provide education and health services to vulnerable Syrian communities whose lives, homes and families have been shattered by conflict. This work provides salaries for Syrian professionals, school for Syrian refugees and basic healthcare for a community of 10,000 people


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1156491)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target


Amount raised


Time left

2 days



Championed by Friends of the Reed Foundation


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers


Multiple locations

  • I want to thank you for your support. We are brothers in humanity and your funding provides services for people in need. And I want to thank you for helping to alleviate people’s suffering, especially women and children.

    — Doctor Ahmed, Manager of Primary Health Clinic, northern Syria

  • Hands Up is such an amazing source of inspiration, they work in an extremely challenging environment, providing much needed aid to people who have been forgotten by the rest of the world. I support them because I know any contribution I make will make a positive impact to someone's life.

    — Bella Cramer


Over nine years of conflict in Syria have devastated the country and shattered the lives of millions. Syrians have lost their families, homes and jobs as well as basic services. Many skilled professionals (notably doctors, nurses and teachers) have left the country, leaving behind a vacuum of skills in communities which can barely sustain themselves. It is vital that these people are not forgotten and left without access to proper education and health services.


We believe in giving Syrians a hand up not a hand out and in the dignity gained by empowering local Syrian communities. This is why we focus on funding the salaries of Syrian medical and teaching professionals, so that they can earn a living for themselves and their families at the same time as providing vital services to their local community. We fund a Primary Health Clinic in northern Syria, serving a population of 10,000 people and a school for 300 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.