Fundraising for Syrian children

A writer who lives in Castle Douglas is raising money for Syrian refugees by shaving his moustache and monobrow. Robin Yassin-Kassab is part of a team that has raised $30,000 so far.

Full Report: Writer fundraises for Syrian refugees

An author from Southern Scotland heads to Syria this week to help refugee children caught up in the country's conflict.

Robin Yassin-Kassab, whose father is Syrian, is part of an international group raising thousands of pounds to provide supplies for refugees facing up to winter without homes, food or adequate clothing.

And as Ryan Dollard found out this afternoon, they have taken a novel approach to stand out from other charity appeals this Christmas.

Watch his full report below.

Pictures: Syrian children helped by Cumbrian fundraiser

Robin Yassin-Kassab is raising money by shaving off his eyebrows to help Syrian refugees.

The money raised will go towards buying hats, coats and blankets for children out in the country.

A child poses for the camera out in Syria Credit: Robin Yassin-Kassab
The fundraising is to help children out in Syria Credit: Robin Yassin-Kassab
The money will go towards buying warm clothes and blankets for the children Credit: Robin Yassin-Kassab
A group of Syrian children Credit: Robin Yassin-Kassab
The war in Syria has uprooted many children's lives Credit: Robin Yassin-Kassab
Children in a make-shift school Credit: Robin Yassin-Kassab
A boy with crutches out in Syria smiles for the camera Credit: Robin Yassin-Kassab
Children show the peace sign in Syria Credit: Robin Yassin-Kassab

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Writer shaves eyebrows to fundraise for Syrian children

A British-Syrian writer who lives in Castle Douglas is raising money for Syrian refugees by shaving his moustache and monobrow to create eyebrows .

Robin Yassin-Kassab is heading out to the Turkish border later this week to help the Syrian refugees.

Robin is part of a team that has raised $30,000 so far, with donations as far afield as the United States as well as the United Kingdom.

$20 will buy a coat, blanket and hat for a child out in Syria.

To find out how you can donate, click here.