The soft side of a mighty colossus: Two-time heavyweight European Weightlifting champ Simon Martirosyan donates toys for Aleppo children
YEREVAN, APRIL 17, ARMENPRESS. Two-time European Weightlifting Champion Simon Martirosyan has joined the We are With You humanitarian campaign of the Armenian Center For Humanitarian De-Mining and Expertise.
According to the organization’s spokesperson Nazeli Elbakyan, Martirosyan had learned about the campaign before departing to the European Championship and vowed to participate and personnaly hand over toys to organizers for sending to children of Aleppo, Syria.
Olympic Games Champion, European and World Greco Roman Wrestling Champion Arthur Alexanyan had also joined the campaign recently, along with lawmakers, government officials, students and others.
The donated gifts, toys, books and other items will be sent to the children of the Armenian community of Syria.
The Armenian Center For Humanitarian De-Mining and Expertise has currently more than 80 medics and de-miners dispatched in Aleppo.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan