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Van Cleef & UEUP raise AED 635,000 for Palestinian children

17
Dec '05
PRoactive Communications reported that Jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels, joined hands with Un Enfant, Une Promesse (UEUP), a French Association, to raise AED 635,000 for the children of Palestine living in the Refugee Camps in Gaza, West Bank & Lebanon.

A special event was organised in Dubai recently at the Grand Hyatt Dubai under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Wife of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence.

Van Cleef & Arpels' Director, Stephane De Palmas stated that as a responsible corporate entity, they strive to contribute to social and charitable causes that are non-political, non-religious and issues that are purely humanitarian such as supporting the children of Palestine.

He noted that providing a helping hand to the children of Palestine and to give them a hope for a bright future full of promise and opportunities is a noble cause.

A total of AED 635,000 was raised at the event with Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas necklace in white gold and diamonds fetching an enormous AED 500,000 while a Cadenas watch was auctioned off for AED 135,000. There was an avid interest among the 500 strong gathering for the jewellery as well as a strong desire to contribute to the Palestinian cause.

UEUP was established in 2003 with the objective of providing the children of the Palestinian refugee camps with better educational opportunities, health facilities anda bright future without violence, hatred and discrimination.


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