After losing our son Kosta in Northern Syria where he died fighting against the caliphate cult known as Daesh/ISIS we would like to raise money for various causes in his memory. So we’ve started Kosta’s Olive Tree to fundraise through a variety of different events from an annual short story competition to coffee mornings, sponsored runs, musical evenings etc.

We’ve picked charities and causes that we know would have been important to Kosta.

You are welcome to participate, for example entering the competition, organising your own events or simply through donating.


We will be fundraising for  Combat Stress here in the UK and Kurdish causes in Northern Syria, particularly those supporting Yezidi women and children,  rebuilding projects  (Re-build charity),  and also to help Kurdish refugees who have stayed in the area and surrounding countries.

Other links:

Kosta’s Olive Tree

Peace in Kurdistan