It came as a big shock to hear that our great friend Mr. Samih Darwazah, had passed away. Whenever I met him, he was always so supportive of what we do in Palestine, generous in his praise and encouraging us to keep going. That is the mark of the man and of a truly unselfish philanthropist….giving to others in need yet eschewing praise or personal preferment. He was quietly impressive in his gentle way for all sorts of other reasons, having built up an impressive business from scratch, from nothing. Whilst we mourn his loss, we are also grateful for his life and all he did for others, and we will celebrate that by redoubling our work for the children of Gaza just as he would have wished. All of us send our sincere condolences to you, his wife and daughters and the rest of the family and too give thanks for a life well lived.