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Postcards For Peace, a UK based charity promoting unity and diversity, is asking people from all over the world to join us by reaching out to the innocent people of Syria in a very easy and simple way.

We want to show the people of Syria that people around the world are aware of their plight and we do care. We are asking people from all around the world to create hand prints or to draw around their hands and to post a picture on social media or send it to us a photograph. The plan is to get enough hands printed that, if they could be laid side by side, they would create a human chain of hands that would reach from the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to Aleppo in Syria.

We estimate that it would take 10 million pairs of hands to create this chain.

We hope that everybody (including individuals, families and schools) will take part and help us reach out. We will also be asking celebrities* to take part and send us their prints so that we can hold an fundraising exhibition and auction to raise money for charities working in Syria or with refugees fleeing the country. Our chosen charities are: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, RefuAid and Samara’s Aid Appeal. Postcards For Peace will also keep a small percentage of donations to help fund their education projects.

On top of this we will be asking glove wearing sports stars to send us their signed used gloves that we can also auction for charity. We hope that this will include soccer goalkeepers, boxers, golfers, racing drivers and more.

Postcards For Peace will keep track of the numbers of hands that have been created so please make sure you let us know by tagging us in social media posts or email us a picture of your hands along with your name (or school/club/organisation name), age and location. We can then show how far the chain of hands has reached.

We hope that you will join us in reaching out to Syria. Please email reachouttosyria@postcardsforpeace.org with any questions. Please remember to tag us into your social media posts and use the hashtag #reachouttosyria

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* If you’re a celebrity, sportsperson or think someone will pay money for your hand prints we would like you to send us your original hand print, signed with a picture of you holding the print (to authenticate it). Money raised by auctioning these handprints will be shared among the four charities as all other donations. Please contact us for further details and our postal address.

* If you are a sportsperson who can donate a signed pair of gloves, and think someone will pay for them, please contact us for our our delivery address. Money raised by auctioning these handprints will be shared among the four charities as all other donations.