Fund-raising dinner with a Middle Eastern flavour

Published 18 March 2009

mideastfoodA fund-raising dinner at the University of New England this Friday, 20 March, will allow all members of the UNE and Armidale communities to enjoy an experience of Middle Eastern culture while helping the victims of the bushfires in Victoria.

All proceeds from the dinner, organised by the Saudi Students’ Association at UNE, will go to those in need in the wake of this year’s devastating fires.

Meshaal Alshammary, a member of the executive of the Saudi Students’ Association, said that the cost of tickets for the dinner had been set at only $5 to allow as many people as possible to attend. “We want everyone to come,” he said. “This fund-raising dinner is a contribution by the Saudi students – as members of the UNE and Armidale communities – to the national appeal to help Australians in distress.”

The dinner, in the UNE Bistro, will begin at 6 pm, and tickets will be available at the door. Middle Eastern food will be served, and guests will be entertained by Arabic music. Among the guests will be the Armidale Dumaresq Mayor, Councillor Peter Ducat, and the President of the Armidale Branch of the Red Cross, Mrs Pauline Cavel.

Mr Alshammary said the informal nature of the occasion would allow everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. For more information, contact him on 0421 758 456.