Kurdish Waterstones manager heartfelt appeal for Syria charity campaign

Kurde Atfiled (left)
Kurde Atfiled (left)

A Kurdish Waterstones Horsham manager has made a heartfelt appeal for a Syrian charity campaign.

Kurde Atfield, 52, whose family lives in Iraq, which neighbours Syria, said the retailer’s Buy Books For Syria was ‘heaven sent’.

She said: “It’s one of the best things we have ever done in this business, I think.

“Personally, I’m Iraqi, we’ve got so many refugees coming in from Syria in a place that’s already war-torn itself.

“People are getting on with their lives but it’s constant fear.”

Waterstones will sell books publishers have donated to the campaign to help refugees from war-torn Syria.

All the profits will go to Oxfam’s appeal for the crisis, said Kurde.

The appeal started on October 2 and will run until the book retailer raises £1m.

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