Posts Tagged 'General Sir David Richards'

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Sun shines on fourth AAF cricket match

Posted on July 9th, 2014 · Posted in News

The weather on Sunday was perfect for the fourth Afghan Appeal Fund cricket match and was our most successful year yet – with a record turnout and over £7,000 raised for our work in Afghanistan. Kemal Alam gives an account of the day below, “The Guards fought valiantly against Freshfields in the first match of the day, with Ebrahim Saeed bowling brilliantly and Magoo Giles and Giles Harris knocking up the runs…. Read more

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Third ‘Day of Cricket’ a resounding success

Posted on June 19th, 2013 · Posted in News

Sunday saw the third Afghan Appeal Fund ‘Day of Cricket’ at the magnificent Burton Court by kind permission of General Peter Currie and the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, with teams from AAF, Freshfields, Army Wanderers and Eton College competing. General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff played for newcomers Army Wanderers and explained why he was supporting the charity: “We’re all very grateful for what the Afghan Appeal Fund… Read more


President Hamid Karzai is presented with first copy of Afghanistan Revealed

Posted on February 6th, 2013 · Posted in News

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai was presented with the very first copy of new book Afghanistan Revealed by Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir David Richards during his visit to London at the weekend for the trilateral meeting with President Zadari of Pakistan. Afghanistan Revealed brings together world-renowned authors who have contributed chapters covering many aspects of life in Afghanistan including history, culture, war, women, Islam and cuisine. The Rt… Read more


Afghanistan Revealed launch at RUSI a huge success

Posted on January 14th, 2013 · Posted in News

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), London was the setting for the launch party of Afghanistan Revealed  – the eBook collated by our founder and CEO Caroline Richards. The stunning library location was fitting for the Afghan Appeal Fund’s latest venture and a poignant reminder that Afghanistan has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world. Authors, photographers, press and well wishers had travelled from the four corners of… Read more


Cliveden House dinner with Gen Sir David Richards & Sandy Gall raises £22,000

Posted on October 10th, 2012 · Posted in News

To celebrate the 30th year of Sandy Gall’s Afghanistan Appeal, a joint fundraising event was held at the historic Cliveden House Hotel on Oct 1st 2012 with the Afghan Appeal Fund. Our patron General Sir David Richards was asked to be the guest speaker and talked about his experiences of and the possible future for Afghanistan. The evening which included a grand auction was a great success, and raised £22,000 for the two… Read more