Treat yourself to an evening of Palestinian culture and cuisine whilst helping children receive urgent medical treatment!
We cordially invite one and all to join us in raising awareness of the plight of the people of Palestine. You will be served Palestinian food. You will hear eye-witness accounts from our speakers and view the stories of Palestinian families on a large screen.
This event, we hope, will not only inform and raise awareness, but also raise urgently needed funds for the children of Palestine via the charity Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (registration no. CC24601)*.
Your ticket includes:
1. A three-course authentic Palestinian meal cooked by Rotorua-based Palestinian chef Nabih Mansour
2. Tea & Coffee
3. Eye-witness accounts of the situation in Palestine from Dr. Asad Khan, Sister Barbara Cameron, and Dr. Alan Kerr (reknowned heart surgeon and founder of the NZ branch of PCRF*).
4. A chance to win a number of spot prizes generously donated by Waikato businesses
5. The opportunity to purchase Palestinian arts, crafts and cooking ingredients, as well as a wide selection of books on Palestine (EFTPOS will not be available - cash sales only).
What's the schedule?
The doors will open at 6pm. This is your best opportunity to examine the Palestinian art, crafts and books for sale. You may find the perfect Christmas present for someone (bring cash as there is no EFTPOS)!
At 6:30 you will be asked to be seated for the official welcome of our speakers with first course being served at this time, as well. The main course will be served at about 7pm followed by dessert. You will have the opportunity to hear the first-hand stories of our speakers between courses. We expect the evening to close shortly after 9pm.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. Please bring your printed ticket. This will be collected at the door and will go into a prize draw.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All are welcome. Please note, we are unable to provide age-based concessions as this is a fund-raising charity event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of onsite parking available as well as disabled parking (the venue is disabled access friendly)
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email PHRCwaikato@gmail.com (checked daily) or via our Facebook page.
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Can I chose my seat?
You sure can, so if you want to sit with your friends, go for it. (Don't forget, you can book a whole table of 6 for a discounted price!). However, please note that the number and layout of the tables may be subject to alteration depending on the number of people attending. Nevertheless, you will still be seated with your friends at your table.
Important note: individual seat selection is not available on smart phones.
* Who is the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (registration no. CC24601)?
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is a registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that was established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East. It has since expanded to help suffering children from the region, based only on their medical needs.
Renowned New Zealand heart surgeon, Dr..Alan Kerr, was instrumental in establishing the New Zealand branch of PCRF. This charity has since expanded to help suffering children from the region, based only on their medical needs. Dr. Kerr and his team travel to Palestine and have performed hundreds of life-saving heart operations on children in desperate need.