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Author donates profits from sales of new book on Helmand, Afghanistan to the AAF

Posted on April 13, 2014 · Posted in News

Mike Martin, author of the newly released “An Intimate War” is very kindly donating half of the profits from sales of the book to the Afghan Appeal Fund. An Intimate War – Mike Martin – Hurst and Co. (publication and launch date 9th April 2014)  Mike Martin’s oral history of Helmand underscores the absolute imperative of understanding the highly local, personal, and non-ideological nature of internal conflict in much of the… Read more

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Carillion & Aramark Northwood staff raise £2,800 for the AAF

Posted on March 12, 2014 · Posted in News

Staff from Carillion and Aramark raised a fantastic £2,300 during 2013 for the Afghan Appeal Fund through a series of events at their Northwood branches. Bob Lodge who coordinated the campaign said “the staff chose the Afghan Appeal Fund as one of our two charities for the year and we are delighted to be helping such a worthwhile cause.” The Carillion Group Appeal added a £500 grant making the total… Read more

Carillion Northwood hand over cheque for Afghan Appeal Fund

NATO Charity Bazaar provides grant for another classroom at AAF school in Helmand

Posted on February 20, 2014 · Posted in News

The NATO Charity Bazaar has granted nearly £7,000 for the AAF school in Helmand. “This year I am delighted that we are able to share the proceeds from the Bazaar among 23 different charities,” said Mrs. Anne-Mette Rasmussen, who handed over a €4,000 cheque from her last Christmas Charity Ball to help the Bazaar committee’s fundraising efforts. Mrs. Rasmussen started the annual Charity Balls in 2009,which have generated funds for… Read more

NATO Charity Bazaar cheque presentation

Forces children learn about Afghanistan: the story behind the news

Posted on December 10, 2013 · Posted in News

Michelle Strong, headteacher at Gloucester School said, “Dr Mohammad really understands the children and has helped enormously with their understanding of the country where many parents are currently serving, giving them a very different and more positive perspective to the one they had before he came to talk to us.” Dr Kharoti firmly believes that education – for boys and girls – is the only way that a future peace… Read more

Shackleton School children learning about Afghanistan

HRH The Prince of Wales provides foreword for new hardback edition of Afghanistan Revealed

Posted on December 2, 2013 · Posted in News

Afghanistan conjures up many images in our minds; images of war amidst a landscape of dust, desert and mountains. But what do we really know about this enigmatic country and its people? A people who are proud, hospitable yet fiercely protective of their heritage; a people who have recently endured over thirty years of conflict. Afghanistan Revealed examines Afghanistan through the eyes of distinguished writers and specialists in their field who challenge our commonly held perceptions. Only through… Read more

Afghanistan Revealed hardback edition with foreword from HRH Prince of Wales

Yorkshire school boys raise funds at RAF Linton-on-Ouse for Afghan School

Posted on October 25, 2013 · Posted in News

Two school boys from Yorkshire have raised £250.40 to help build a school in war-torn Afghanistan. Will and Sammy Unsworth from Cundall Manor School near Thirsk have been collecting for the Afghan Appeal Fund, and have been asking for donations from the servicemen and women at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, where their mother currently serves, while dressed in traditional Afghan costume including pakol hats. Sammy, 9, said ‘Afghanistan has the lowest number… Read more

Sammy and Will Unsworth at RAF Linton-on-Ouse

AAF school in Northern Afghanistan opens its doors to 200 new pupils

Posted on October 18, 2013 · Posted in News

A new school built by the Afghan Appeal Fund in Faryab province in the North of Afghanistan, opened its doors to over 200 children this year. The school, in a remote area but central to eight large agricultural villages, has strong support from the villagers and they have literally bought into the education of their children – a levy of 200 Afghanis per student household was raised in 2012 to pay… Read more


300 girls start lessons at AAF school in Nad-e-Ali, Helmand

Posted on September 24, 2013 · Posted in News

We are very excited that around 300 girls have started lessons at the Afghan Appeal Fund school in Nad-e-Ali, Helmand this September. The classrooms were finished just in time for the new school year and the girls are delighted to be in the new building. Seven classrooms are complete in the girls’ half of the school as well as several drop latrines – some of the only ones outside of… Read more

AAF school in Helmand

NATO Secretary General’s wife Mrs Rasmussen raises €4,000 for AAF school in Helmand

Posted on July 23, 2013 · Posted in News

Mrs Rasmussen – wife of the NATO Secretary General – visited Lady Richards, president of the Afghan Appeal Fund to hand over a cheque for €4,000 for the charity. Through a series of fundraising balls and events over the last four years, Mrs Rasmussen with the help of Mr Alun Morris has raised a considerable amount of money for various charities, and has donated over €8,000 to the Afghan Appeal… Read more

NATO Sec Gen wife Mrs Rasmussen donates to Afghan Appeal Fund

Wiltshire school boys cycle 20 miles for school in Afghanistan

Posted on July 15, 2013 · Posted in News

Four boys from All Saints school in Netheravon cycled 20 miles on Saturday to raise money for a school in Helmand, Afghanistan. The idea for the event came from 10 year old Matthew Bradley after Dr Mohammad from Helmand visited recently and talked to the children about the school he is building with the Afghan Appeal Fund in his village for over 1,000 children, most of who’s parents cannot read… Read more

Netheravon boys cycle

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