Syrian refugees to thank Coventry with stylish charity dinner

Syrian refugees to thank Coventry with stylish charity dinner

SYRIAN refugees are planning to say a big thank-you to Coventry for allowing them to start a new life in the city, by staging a stylish charity dinner.

The fund-raising dinner will be on Saturday, 3rd December at 6PM, at St Peter’s Centre.

The highlight of the evening will of course be the food – a specially drawn-up Syrian menu, prepared by a trained Syrian chef who has worked in his home country and the Middle East – but there will also be fun activities like a guess-the-spice competition and an auction, which will aim to raise money for charity.

During the evening there will also be an opportunity for guests to ask a panel of Syrian refugees about their experiences and about the crisis in their country.

The evening is the brainchild of the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, and one of the organisers, Mary Unsworth, said: “It’s a way for our Syrian clients to give something back to the community. It will be an exciting evening with excellent food and a lot of fun. I’m sure everyone will enjoy it.”

The evening is also aimed at raising money for the CRMC’s Destitution Fund which helps some of the neediest people in the city.

CRMC Director Sabir Zazai said: “CRMC has a long history of supporting the integration of newly arrived communities in Coventry. The evening will be a coming together of Coventrians and some of the most recent newcomers to the city. Everyone will have a wonderful meal, hopefully find out something about each other’s cultures, and raise money for the destitution fund. In fact it’s a chance for everyone to meet their new neighbours, so make sure you don’t miss it!”

Tickets for the dinner are £20 each, but people can book a table for 8 for just £120 which will include dinner (and entry to a prize raffle).  There are only 150 places, so the advice is to book early.

The event is taking shape, but organisers are still looking for help from anyone who can offer sponsorship in the form of cash, auction or raffle prizes, or who can help on the night with the preparations and the clearing up afterwards.

To book tickets please click here.

To offer help, and for more information, please contact Mary Unsworth at or Abdulmunem Radwan at

For media enquiries please contact Sabir Zazai at or by calling 07833458170.


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